What Can Be Done to Help a Baby With Colic?

Whenever a baby cries more than usual, whether due to colic or any other cause, it is important that your doctor diagnoses what is wrong with your baby.

The doctor must thoroughly examine your baby to rule out treatable causes of unexplained crying such as infections (viral or bacterial), gastrointestinal dysfunction, an anal fissure (i.e. a slight tear of the anus), reflux, allergies or whether your baby is lactose intolerant etc.

The doctor may need to assess your baby’s diet, bowel movements, urination or sleeping habits. Once all the above has been ruled out, and your baby has been diagnosed as having infantile colic, there are a number of measures that you may take to help ease their discomfort