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Useful advice from a Learning Academy in North Cobb in Marietta, GA on how to treat colic

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Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Cobb has had extensive experience with infant child care and understands that colic can cause a lot of discomfort and pain for your infant. We have compiled useful information that all new parents should know about colic.

Colic may be caused by different things, but mainly it is due to gas in your child’s stomach. This creates severe discomfort. This can be caused by particular formulas or by the type of bottle your baby uses. Leading baby bottle manufacturers have now introduced bottles that help prevent gas in infants.

If you suspect that your child has colic, ensure that a pediatrician rules out any other possible reasons why your infant is constantly crying.

Symptoms of colic:

The official definition of colic is a healthy infant who is well-fed, but cries for more than 3 hours a day. Furthermore it may persist for more than 3 days per week, over a period of more than 3 weeks. Other signs of colic include:

  • Arching the back while crying
  • Clenching the fists from the discomfort
  • A bloated tummy
  • Excessive gas

There are medicines available to alleviate colic symptoms. Always consult your pediatrician for more information. An alternate option is to change the formula or purchase a colic-free bottle. The problem may be lactose intolerance which necessitates testing.

Gentle massage and stretching techniques are available to treat excessive gas. Gently rubbing the infant’s tummy and doing specific exercises may help to relieve the discomfort. Before attempting any at-home treatments, parents are urged to consult a qualified medical practitioner.

AtKids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of North Cobb, our experienced staff has extensive experience in infant child care.Contact us for more information.

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