WHAT CAUSES COLIC?
The exact cause of colic still eludes us all, but scientists have suggested that colic has multiple causes that are different for each baby. An article in Acta Paediactrica, a journal on paediatric medicine, identifies the following possible causes of colic: lactose intolerance or allergies, digestive problems, hormones, feeding difficulties and psychological factors. However, in an article from webmd. com, Dr Harvey Karp, an associate professor of paediatrics at the University of California, says, “It has long been thought that the main cause was due to gastrointestinal problems, but this may not always be true. Paediatricians have also attributed colic to temperament, environment and an immature immune system.”