What is Colic?
Colic is a condition seen in babies where the infant shows signs of distress often and sometimes for quite a long time, but without any noticeable cause. Symptoms of colic: pain, crying, moaning, finicky behavior, and cramping; “Red Flag” symptoms are frequent vomiting, change in stool, unstable temperatures, poor weight gain, and fatigue. Studies have varied and found differing conclusion as to the causes of newborn colic ranging from migraines, stimulant foods affecting breast milk, or even not being breast-fed enough. But we do see our babies suffering, and do anything in our power to soothe any pain they have.
Natural Remedies to Treat Newborn Colic
Few things demand our attention as much as crying babies, and colic certainly is distressing or even confusing to any new or experience parent. Our colic page is still growing, but right now Earth Clinic has received positive reviews of aloe juice, probiotics, yellow onions, fennel, gripe water, and even drinking cold water out of a metal spoon. Have a home remedy for colic that you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to share!