What is COLIC?? And how do i know if my 8 month old is COLIC??

United States
December 7, 2006 1:29pm CST
what are the symptoms?? And what should I do about the situation??
5 responses
@sindra (1118)
• Indonesia
9 Dec 06
Sorry
• United States
7 Dec 06
From what I have heard colic happens whenever your baby won't stop crying, regardless of what you do, and yet you know for sure that the baby is NOT sick. If you suspect colic, I'd talk to the doctor about it.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
7 Dec 06
colic is a stomach problen which can be caused by excess wind in the tummy. the symptoms are that the baby is crying with a lot of force and short gasping cries, as well as this he w2ill be bending his knees upto his stomach area aas he cries, it can last for a few hours, but can be eased by patting the baby on the back over your shoulder or over your knee. you can get collic medication from the pharmacist which should ease the problem. this condition will ease but be careful some health professionals say that a baby should be winded after every feed, i do not necessarily think this is correct it is possible to over wind a baby and this can increase the problem, with my second child i did npt wind her as much as with the first one and yet it was the firwt one which was afflicted with trhe collic problem, good luck i am thinkibng of you
@michele609 (1687)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Colic is a common problem in infants in which the baby is healthy but has periods of inconsolable crying, apparently caused by abdominal pain. Colic usually develops within a few weeks of birth and disappears by the baby’s fourth month. Colic may cause infants, typically less than four months old, to cry inconsolably. The attacks usually occur in the late afternoon and evening, sometimes lasting for hours. During a colicky period, babies may bring their knees up, clench their fists, grimace, hold their breath, and generally be more active. Over the counter anti-gas medicine containing simethicone (Mylicon®) may be used to reduce pain due to excess gas. Treatment is directed toward providing comfort for the babies until they outgrow this difficult period. Feeding babies while they are sitting up, or burping them more frequently, may help prevent colic if too much air is being swallowed during feedings. My child has had it! Any questions fell free to contact me!
@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Although I never had problems with any of my kids having colic, I think it is just really bad gas which makes them constantly cranky and cry all the time, but from what Ive heard, it's usually gone by 4 months of age.