Colic is strong and persistent crying that occurs in infants aged 3 weeks and 3 months. How much a baby cries excessively or extreme, is a subjective thing and varies depending on the perception of the caregivers. In any case, doctors diagnose colic in a child in full health condition that more than 3 weeks, crying more than 3 hours per day for more than 3 days a week with high intensity typical age . It is very difficult to console an infant with colic episode once it has started.
Babies who have colic cry more than other children. When you complain, they move their arms and legs are restless and appear to be in pain. Sometimes they flex their arms and legs after they relax. They can redden or bruise from crying. When the baby cries for more than 3 hours per day, most likely crying is due to colic. Infants with colic become agitated towards the end of the day, but colic may begin at any time of day.
They may complain in half but continuously for a longer period. When you cry, they swallow air, so is their belly bloat and will swell and become stronger, which further increases their discomfort.
Nobody knows for sure what causes colic. Babies who have colic are healthy, so not caused by certain diseases. Colic is not caused by the way the baby is cared for and handled. So it is not the parents fault. Colic can be caused by a stomach ache or infant temperament. Infants with colic seem to be more receptive and more sensitive than other infants to factors in the environment.
What can you do to stop children from crying?
There are several things that can be done to calm the baby. These may include changing diet and position are kept children in her arms.
You can try the following tips:
- Putting a bottle on the abdomen baby warm (not to be hot)
- Rocking the child in a special chair or a swing
- Turning the baby (we need to ensure that he keeps his head)
- A warm bath
- Gentle caress baby tummy
- Wrapping baby in a soft blanket
- Baby in pram walking
- Ride in a child car seat particular infant.
The child should be fed if it is more than 2 hours after the last meal. Feeding more often and in smaller quantities.
If that is fed with infant formula, consult a doctor about changing it. Heating the milk to the body temperature may also be useful.
You tried to use a nipple with a smaller hole if it takes less than 20 minutes emptying a bottle of milk. Rapid infant feeding should be avoided.
How have kept the baby while eating?
Sometimes colicky babies respond to different ways of being held in arms or turn.
Be kept on the shoulder and back massage gently.
Should be kept straight, as this position can help to eliminate gas.
Tips for Parents
Colic can be frustrating for parents. Infants who can not stop crying are more difficult to trim. Whenever parents feel frustrated and angry because of this, it is better for children, as for some time to be supervised by someone else.
If there is no one that can help parents, it is best to calm the frustrated parent than watching TV or listening to the radio, but not before ensuring that the baby is not anything bad happen. Crying does not affect the baby. It is important that frustrated parent to calm down in order to properly care for the child.
Your pediatrician should be consulted in the following situations:
- Crying child becomes increasingly agitated
- Child not gaining weight
- The child has a fever
- Parents are afraid that they may harm children with colic.
- Parents are not to blame at all in terms of infant colic, so do not feel guilty.
- Colic vast disappear after about 3 months. May contain up to 6 months, but never more than this age.
- Providing special attention does not indulge in these situations.
- It means that the baby is sick when he has colic.