Colic is the term used when your otherwise healthy baby cries excessively and can't be soothed. It originates from a medical description for intestinal pain, when there are cramps and wind in the digestion. In babies, there could be crying without physical cause, and it could go on for some time, but it's a common problem that affects up to one in five babies and usually stops by the age of 6 months. There's no method that works for all babies with colic, but there are a number of techniques that may help. These include:
holding your baby during a crying episode
preventing your baby swallowing air by sitting or holding them upright during feeding
burping your baby after feeds
gently rocking your baby over your shoulder
bathing your baby in a warm bath
gently massaging your baby's tummy
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