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Colic is really a condition in young infants characterized  a rare amount of crying. If they cry, they could draw their arms or legs toward their own bodies as though they are in pain and can even turn bright red. Colic usually appears between 3rd and 6th week after birth and its typically resolved when they’re Three months old. Although no one is certain the causes of colic, there are a lot of things that likely contribute, such as an immature and irritated nervous system, food sensitivities and gastrointestinal upset.

The theory that the irritated spine may contribute to colic is based on the frequent improvement in symptoms with gentle chiropractic adjustments. Because the birthing process is really stressful around the neck of the newborn, it is common for there to be several subluxations in the back and neck that could irritate the small and delicate central nervous system. It has been observed that babies with colic seem to require more attention and are more sensitive to the things that around them than other babies again indicating that there are really some neurological differences.

Both the mother’s and also the baby’s diet could be huge factors during the growth of colic. One of the biggest offenders is cow’s milk. Babies should not have cow’s milk, or dairy of any type for instance, until they’re at least two or three years of age. Cow’s milk has the sugar lactose which many newborns cannot digest well, not to mention that cow’s milk contains many proteins which are not good for an infant’s digestive tract.

In addition, anther reason for colic is definitely the mother’s diet while breastfeeding. Ladies who breast feed should avoid spicy foods, alcohol and tobacco, as well as to avoid  eating a lot of any of the specific food. A semi-bland, high-protein diet that excludes dairy is probably best  at least throughout the first three or four months of breastfeeding.

If your baby suffers from colic, there are some things that you can do to help:

Placing a hot water bottle in your baby’s stomach.
Chiropractic care over the first four months.
Rubbing the stomach of your baby.
Rocking your child in a rocking chair or cradle.
Give your child the warm bath.
Feed your baby more often with less food at each feeding.
Get a drive together with your baby in the car seat.
If you feed your child formula, avoid soy or dairy-based formulas.