The joy of having a baby is incomparable. Instant happiness, euphoria, and love flood your heart immediately as the duties of having a baby sets in. Two common issues parents have with their babies are colic and reflux. Colic is when a healthy baby cries or fusses frequently for a prolonged period of time. If your baby regularly cries for more than 3 hours a day, he or she may have colic. Colic can start a few weeks after birth. It is generally worst between 4 and 6 weeks of age. Reflux occurs when food backs up (refluxes) from a baby’s stomach, causing the baby to spit up.
We love chatting with Chantal Murphy about the way she deals with these issues, and her expertise is our favorite when it comes to learning all about newborns. Keep reading below to learn more about what you can do about colic and reflux!
Babies with colic cry excessively and frequently, and crying may last for several hours. You may notice your baby’s face becomes flushed and they may clench their fists, draw their knees up to their tummy, or arch their back. Colic often stops by four months of age or by six months at the latest. If your baby has colic, they may appear to be in distress. However, the crying outbursts are not harmful and your baby will continue to feed and gain weight normally.
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While you’re here, check out Chantal’s guide to baby sleep and why your newborn might be crying.