Understanding Colic in Babies
2nd February, 2024

What is colic?

Colic is a term used to describe severe, often fluctuating pain in the abdomen, typically caused by the gastrointestinal tract. It is a common condition that can affect individuals of all ages, but it is most commonly associated with infants. Colic in infants, also known as “infantile colic,” is characterized by excessive, often inconsolable crying and fussiness in an otherwise healthy baby. This condition typically begins around two weeks of age and can persist for several months.

The exact cause of infantile colic is not well understood, but it is believed to be related to various factors, including:

Infantile colic is typically diagnosed based on a set of criteria known as the “Rule of Three,” which includes:

While there is no definitive cure for infantile colic, there are several strategies that parents can try to manage the symptoms and provide comfort to their colicky babies.

 

Anti-colic bottles help to reduce the risk of infants developing colic.

Anti-colic bottles help to reduce the risk of infants developing colic.

 

MAM Anti-Colic bottles are a brand of baby bottles designed to reduce the symptoms of colic and make feeding easier for babies. These bottles are manufactured by MAM, a company that specializes in baby and infant care products. MAM Anti-Colic bottles incorporate several features to help minimize colic and discomfort in infants during feeding:

It’s important to note that while anti-colic bottles like MAM Anti-Colic bottles may help reduce colic symptoms for some infants, they may not work for every baby. Colic is a complex condition, and its causes can vary. If you suspect your baby is experiencing colic or feeding discomfort, it’s a good idea to consult with a paediatrician or healthcare provider. They can offer guidance and recommend specific feeding solutions tailored to your baby’s needs. Additionally, it’s important to follow proper sterilization and cleaning guidelines for baby bottles to maintain a hygienic feeding environment.

 

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