ONTARIO COLLEGE OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Colicky Baby

Colicky Baby

August 15, 2016

“People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” Listening to an inconsolable crying new-born baby can be extremely stressful for parents and family. Colic leads to prolonged spans of inconsolable crying. Parenting a cranky baby puts forth a huge challenge. A baby is unable to explain its problem.
A problem such as colic in babies generally persist up to the age of 4 months.
Infantile Colic is very common, occurring in around 10-30% of infants. It affects males and females equally. Breast-fed and formula-fed infants are equally affected. It is one of the most common reasons for parents to consult their doctor in the first three months of their baby’s life. Smoking and also nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy have been shown to be risk factors for baby colic.
Baby colic may be associated with intolerance to cow’s milk in some cases. The composition of intestinal microbes, especially an inadequate amount of lactobacilli and an increased concentration of coliforms, has been suggested in some studies to influence the pathogenesis of baby colic.
When to worry about your baby’s colic:
  • When you observe an elvated temperature
  • If there is a history of breathing problems
  • If your baby is showing poor weight gain
Visiting a Homeopath can afford your baby relief and the family some much needed rest.  Our clinic at OCHM is the perfect place to visit and treat your baby naturally for their colic.  Please call us at 416.535.5995 to book your appointment today.  We are happy to provide you with a high level of clinical care that will result in a positive clinical outcome.   

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