WHAT IS COLIC?

The term “colic” comes from the Greek word “kolikos,” which means “suffering in the colon.” Colic is often defined by the “rule of threes.” The episodes of inconsolable crying: Begin within the first three weeks of life

  • Last at least three hours per day
  • Occur at least three days per week
  • Persist for at least three weeks
  • Rarely last longer than three months

 

What are the symptoms of colic?

 

According to Dr. Weil, the signs of colic in an otherwise healthy, well-fed baby include:

 

1 – Predictability of crying episodes. A baby who has colic cries in a predictable fashion, usually in the late afternoon or evening. Attacks often start suddenly and without a clear reason. They only wind down after the infant passes gas, has a bowel movement or becomes physically exhausted.

2 – Inconsolability. Crying is often intense and difficult, if not impossible, to stop. It can last from a few minutes to several hours.

3 – Changes in posture. Typically, babies will draw up their legs, clench their hands, and have either a tense abdomen or one that is distended with gas.

 

What are natural treatments for colic?

 

Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is a safe and effective way to treat the symptoms of colic. Our gentle liquid formula is a natural alternative to simethicone (gas drops), which is why it’s the #1 selling natural supplement for colic and gas.