Immature Digestive Tract
The most common cause of colic is a baby’s immature digestive tract, which cramps up and becomes painful when there is a build up of wind in the intestine. This may be due to a baby’s inability to digest some of their food. Some air may have also been swallowed during a feed or while crying. The most recognised definition of colic is the discomfort caused by a baby’s digestive system not working to its full potential. This causes sections of the intestine to cramp resulting in crying, screaming and restlessness.