Infant colic is terribly frustrating for all those involved. The infant with colic cries more than most babies. Typically, the baby cries more just as the parnets get home from work. The frustration stems from not knowing what is causing the crying and from being unable to soothe the colicky baby.
Here are a three tips you may not know to help the baby with colic.
1. Recent studies show that giving the infant probiotics can help decrease the amount of crying in an infant with colic. Take a trip to your local health food store or specialty pharmacy to find probiotics. Also speak with your health care provider about probiotics for infants.
2. If your baby is breast fed, decrease intake of dairy products, corn and cabbage. But here is something you may not have heard about: Increase your intake of garlic. Studies show infants prefer breast milk from moms with higher garlic intake and it helps with colic.
3. The secret baby hold. See earlier posts on this blog. There is a video demonstration. It works very well.
The good news is that infant colic is self-limiting and lasts around six weeks. A