Colic symptoms should be easy to spot in your baby. If your baby is doing an unusual high pitched cry, if she has a high temperature, or anything else that worries you, do take her to your GP straight away.
If you think your baby may have colic you might notice,
Both of my babies suffered from colic, and it was a complete nightmare. Everything I read about it said it should stop by 6-8 months... it didn't! It created tension within the family, and it left me feeling tired, frustrated, and a like a bad mother!
My son, Joe started with crying fits at about 5 days old. I had given him his last feed at 10pm, settled him in his moses basket next to my bed, and tried to go to sleep, 15 minutes later the crying started. It lasted until the early hours of the morning!unfortunately I knew nothing about colic symptoms.
I was horrified, what was wrong with my baby? the next day I phoned my midwife, who offered an explanation... colic. She said colic in babies was a very real problem and I could get something for it called, Infacol. So at midnight the following night, after another 2 hours of solid crying I sent my husband down to the 24 hour supermarket to get some.
Each baby with colic can have different symptoms. My son had it until he was over 12 months old. I took him to my doctor who tried to explain that it is a build up of gas (wind) in the stomach, that causes mild to moderate discomfort. My daughter also had it until about 9 months, although she was easier to calm.
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