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Helping a baby with colic involves identifying and avoiding the things that trigger the crying episodes, if possible. It's also important to learn what most comforts your baby.
Possible colic triggers:
TIPS FOR COMFORTING THE BABY
What comforts one child, may not calm another. Some babies like to be wrapped tight in a blanket (swaddled), while others prefer to be free. Try many different things, and pay attention to what seems to help, even just a little bit.
An infant usually outgrows colic by 3 to 4 months of age.
There are usually none.
Call your baby's health care provider if your baby is crying a lot. It is important that other, more serious, conditions are ruled out.
Call your baby's health care provider immediately if:
Do not be afraid to seek help immediately if you feel overwhelmed or have thoughts of harming your baby.
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