Many caregivers of
colicky babies worry that they are doing something
wrong to cause their baby to cry excessively. Doctors now know
that colic is an extreme form of normal crying behavior and caregivers are not
to blame. A baby with colic has difficulty stopping a crying episode after it
has begun, despite your attempts to soothe and console him or her.
But babies may cry more when they sense family tension or caregiver
anxiety. Talk to your doctor if you feel
anxious about things in your life.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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