Colic (abdominal pain in infants)

If your baby is crying at the same time every day and you do not know what to do to make him comfortable, maybe your baby has colic. Colic is often defined crying more than three hours a day, three days a week for more than three weeks.

Colic can be distressing you and your baby. But what a relief: colic occurs in relatively short time. Within a week or a month colic will disappear, and you will get a challenge as a parent.


Babies were crying and fussing is normal, does not mean fussy babies have colic. In healthy baby and get good nutrition, signs of colic include:

• Babies who have colic often cry at the same time every day. Usually in the afternoon or evening. Babies will cry suddenly with no clear reason.

• Tears of colic is very intense and loud. It would be difficult to calm him down.

• Leg curl, fingers clenched, and the abdominal muscles are tightened which typically occurs when the recurrence of colic.

About 25 percent of babies have colic. Colic usually starts a few weeks after birth and will be improved when the age of 3 months. Although many are experiencing for a longer time. But in 90 percent of cases of colic will improve at the age of 9 months.

Causes & Risk Factors


The cause of colic is unknown. Scientists discover a number of possibilities. Among other allergies, not able to digest lactose and digestive systems are not mature. But still it is not clear why some babies have colic while others will not.

risk factors

Infants of mothers who smoke during pregnancy or after having a greater risk of experiencing colic.