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Suggest treatment for colic in babies

I have a 5month old, who has had colic for a while.. i understand that they just have to outgrow it, so to speak.. but he cries constantly, no matter what i do. Ive taken him to the doctor, and er, both physicians have said that its collic...but Could it be something more?
Mon, 12 Sep 2016
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Hi
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Colic in babies is common and may not necessarily need special treatment.Even though cause remains unclear, possible causes may include : allergies, lactose intolerance, changes in the normal bacteria found in the digestive system, a digestive system that hasn't fully developed, anxious parents, and differences in the way a baby is fed or comforted.An idea of the baby's nutrition would have been very helpful.
It a condition that may not need special tests to diagnose.I will suggest you try the following:
-Gas-relief medication like simethicone
-Probiotics.
-An anti-spamodic like debridat may also help if painful digestive movements.
-Hold your baby as upright as possible during feedings
If these measures do not help, you consider: changing your diet if breas-feeding or changing the baby's formula.A pediatrician may help you with this.
Hope my answer will help you
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