Spot­ting di­etre­lated colic

Living and Loving - - PREGNANCY & BIRTH -

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.

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