Facts about infant colic

Fakta: Babyer kan have kolik indtil de er omkring 4 måneder gamle
  1. Crying and anxiety: Colic is a condition where a baby is restless and cries a lot, even if the baby is otherwise healthy.
  2. Frustration: For almost every parent, colic is very frustrating because it can be practically impossible to comfort the child. It’s not uncommon to feel powerless.
  3. Evening: Colic is most common in the evening and tends to occur at the same time of day.
  4. Reason: The cause of colic is unknown, but it is thought that there are several factors that may contribute to babies developing colic.
  5. Progression: In most babies, colic episodes peak when the baby is 6 weeks old. In many cases, episodes decrease sharply when the baby is 3-4 months old. In the majority of babies, the episodes have disappeared by 5 months.
  6. Definition : Although it can be difficult to make a clear definition of colic-induced crying and normal crying, the following is probably the best definition: When an otherwise healthy baby cries; for 3 hours or more per day – 3 days or more per week – or 3 weeks or more, it is colic.
  7. Symptoms: The most characteristic symptom of colic is general fussiness and crying. Baby’s crying is typically screaming.
  8. Occurrence: Colic can affect any baby, but not all babies are affected.
  9. Adults: Adults can also get colic, but colic in adults is different from colic in babies.
  10. Guilt: Be aware that you should never blame yourself for your child’s constant crying! Always stay calm and remember that colic is temporary and will eventually go away on its own.

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