Spotting dietrelated colic
Does your baby fuss and cry endlessly at the same time each night? This is a classic sign of colic. Sometimes, in breastfed babies, colic is a sign of sensitivity to a food in the mother’s diet, say experts from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
This type of discomfort can also be caused, only rarely, by sensitivity to milk protein if your baby is being formulafed. If you suspect the type he’s on is causing colicky symptoms, speak to your paediatrician immediately.
Nutritionist and wellness expert Desi Horsman suggests watching out for these symptoms whether your child is breast- or formula-fed:
Your child often brings his knees up to his stomach after a feed He often arches backwards
He clenches his fists He moans a lot and appears to be restless − especially after a feed He has regular bouts of reflux and vomiting
He cries inconsolably for long periods.