The cause of colic in Babies is not yet well understood. Different explanations have been generated. They may be influenced by excessive stimulation of the baby, an exaggerated or anxious response to crying, constant changes in the daily routine, as well as fatigue or hypersensitivity to certain stimuli.
Digestive causes or stomach cramps, such as the immaturity of infants’ digestive tract, are also very easily raised so that the muscle fibers in the intestine contract, causing painful cramps and difficulty in expelling the gas. Alterations in the intestinal bacterial flora or the presence of constipation can influence.
They start with attacks of sudden onset crying, especially during the evening and night, can last from minutes to several hours. The baby usually shrugs the legs over the abdomen and clenches the fists, staying in a rigid position and with the face reddened by the effort. When the crying gives way, it returns to find a normal appearance.
* It is recommended that the Pediatrician makes an accurate diagnosis of the causes of discomfort in the baby.
If your baby drinks milk very quickly, may swallow a lot of air. To help remove the gas remember to hold it a few minutes after the upright intake so that you can expel them belching.
If you are breastfeeding, it is important to make sure that the baby empties one breast well before changing it to the other, since the milk that comes out emptying the breast completely is richer in fat and energy, so it satisfies hunger better. Before making modifications in the diet it is advisable to consult with your pediatrician.
* Some cases may be due to an intolerance to cow’s milk proteins, in which case they improve rapidly by removing dairy from the mother’s diet (if given by the breast) or using special milk formulas.
👶Colic or stomach cramps do not cause sequelae in the future.
Fortunately, despite all the worries it may generate, infant colic is a benign disorder, which disappears by itself after the first few months of life and has no sequelae in the child.
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