Signs and Symptoms of Colic
Despite medical research, no one is certain what causes infant colic. A likely explanation may be the build up of bubbles of trapped wind in your baby's bowel.
A colicky baby can be very upsetting for everyone in the house. Listening to long periods of crying can leave you feeling tired, stressed and emotionally drained. Despite the intensity of your baby's cries, colic is not a serious medical condition.
Colic usually starts when your baby is very young, around 2-3 weeks old, and can last up to 3 or 4 months, when the problem usually resolves itself.
What are the signs and symptoms of colic?
- Baby cries for long periods of time, for 3 hours a day or more
- The cries can be intensely shrill and piercing
- Crying is usually worse late afternoon and evening, but can strike at any time of day
- Baby draws his legs up to his chest
- Baby clenches his fists in a punching motion
- While crying for long periods of time, baby's face will become red, with eyes shut
- There is no other obvious case for crying
How can I help?
- Bounce your baby gently in your arms or in bouncer
- Wind your baby thoroughly by patting or rubbing their back
- Go for a drive - continuous motion may be soothing
- Try baby massage
Always read the label carefully.
Treating Colic with Infacol
- Infacol has been specially formulated to relieve wind, infant colic and griping pain
- It's the top selling colic relief brand in Ireland
- Can be used from birth onwards
- Natural orange flavour
- Sugar, alcohol and colourant free
- Comes with a handy integrated dropper - making it easy to give to your baby
- Each bottle contains enough liquid for up to 100 doses
Date of Preparation: June 2017. IE/OTC/17/0030. Always read the label carefully.
If you are concerned or need further help with colic, please contact your GP.
This article has been sponsored by infacol.ie
Date of preparation June 2017. IE/OTC/17/0033