Generally, child colic is a condition that influences a little infant, a few months old usually-- but it disappears virtually within a few weeks for lucky children (and parents, who lose on rest!) However, there are circumstances of colicky children continuing to be that way till 8 months of age; this is the case mostly with bottle-fed children but might take place to breast-fed infants, too.

Evening time is most likely to induce a colicky spell in babies that tend to the condition.

There are many concepts about why infants cry in this manner and various clinical experts have their own take on the reasons underlying infant colic: however they are mainly in agreement over moms and dads having to take it easy with infant colic only being a short term complaint, not a disorder as such, which many misconstrue it as being.

The most certain method to develop the presence of colic problem in a child is to rule out all other reasons for crying such as hunger, sleep or tiredness; for instance, if the baby cries more than thrice a week for the same quantity of hours each time and for 3 weeks a month, it is most definitely colic.

The most accepted theory of what causes colic in newborn infants is based upon the immature intestinal system babies have that is still to get adjusted to getting and processing a different food intake-- it is most likely their under-developed intestinal system with muscles still discovering proper rhythm for processing food successfully with the digestion system that triggers frequent stomach upsets and makes them cry due to the pain.

Another medical theory relates infant colic to the lactating mom who could be consuming foods that contain hazardous chemicals that cause off allergies and digestive system troubles in the baby, leading to colicky episodes. These food elements that could be responsible for causing bloating, gas etc are typically varieties of cruciferous veggies and various other gas-producing products that are passed on to the baby with breast-milk; besides, children frequently swallow air when they are being nursed or even when they cry, which further contributes to the problem.

A lot of doctors are unanimous in their description that infant colic is a condition that requires little patience and a bunch of caring to go away and to allow nature to take its course is the very best therapy because as such it can not be medially treated. Moms and caregivers caring for the colicky baby can seat it in a comfortable position, rock the child and usually experiment with use of pacifiers and other sidetracking playthings to soothe the baby when it cries or screams due to colic pain.

Some mums claim that holding the baby upright will lower the pain while others advocate safe homeopathic treatments that have no side-effects and are allergen-free to function as a treatment for a lot of colic symptoms-- so give it a try!

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