Colic is a condition that generally appears when a baby is 3 – 6 weeks old and usually resolves after they are 3 months old.
Symptoms of colic include:
- Excessive crying
- Drawing in arms and legs (like they are in pain)
- Turning bright red
- Needing more attending
- Being sensitive to the world around them
Birth is traumatic and puts a lot of stress on the spine and nervous system. Its suspected that this contributes to colic. Chiropractic adjustments have shown to be helpful in treating colic.
It’s also important for a breast feeding mother to evaluate her diet to ensure she is not including foods that irritate the baby. This generally includes: dairy, spicy food, alcohol, and tobacco.
Helpful tips for treating colic include:
- Regular chiropractic care
- A warm bottle
- Rocking the baby
- Avoiding dairy or soy based formulas
- Giving smaller feedings
Colic is difficult for babies and their families, we look forward to helping you find relief for everyone involved.