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how do I know if my baby has colic

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Posted on Mon, 4 Mar 2019
Question: how do I know if my baby has colic
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Incessant cry is usually the presentation of colics

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Babies often get colics especially when on formula feeds. If your child is exclusively breast fed, it is less likely to get colics. A child with colics usually presents with continuous cry for no obvious reason.

In such a case switching back to breast milk should provide relief. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken causes distention and hence colics. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. You can otherwise give Coliaid when needed .

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Brief Answer: Incessant cry is usually the presentation of colics Detailed Answer: Thanks for using the Ask a Doctor service. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Babies often get colics especially when on formula feeds. If your child is exclusively breast fed, it is less likely to get colics. A child with colics usually presents with continuous cry for no obvious reason. In such a case switching back to breast milk should provide relief. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. The extra air taken causes distention and hence colics. Proper burping will ensure its escape and the milk will not regurgitate back from the stomach to the food pipe, thus providing relief. You can otherwise give Coliaid when needed . Regards