Colic in the Breastfed Baby
Aside from the colic that any baby may have, there are three known situations in the breastfed baby that may result in fussiness or colic, getting milk low in fat, an overactive letdown reflex, and milk protein intolerances.
Although often blamed on digestive problems or formula allergies, colic is likely a normal developmental stage that some newborns go though. Review some facts about colic to see if it may be why your baby is crying so much.
Fussy Babies and Shaking Movements
Review what to do about a breastfed baby who is fussy and is making some shaking arm movements.
Review why you might have a crying baby, why babies cry, when crying is too much, and how you can calm your crying baby.
Colic and Crying
Almost all babies go through a fussy period. When crying lasts for longer than about three hours a day and is not caused by a medical problem (such as a hernia or infection), it is called colic. This phenomenon occurs in almost all babies.
Review what to do about a breastfed baby who is fussy and is making some shaking arm movements. Is it colic?
AAP Medical Library: Colic
Information and advice about colic from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Baby Massage for Colic
Learn about how baby massage might help calm your colicky baby.
Colic: Learning How to Deal With Your Baby's Crying
Information for parents about colic in babies from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Your Colicky Baby
Colic is common in babies - but that doesn't make it easier for parents to handle. Read this article for parents to learn what colic is, what causes it, and what you can do about it.