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What is Colic?

What is Colic?

According to the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin about 20% of babies develop Colic. There is a generally accepted rule of three – if your baby cries inconsolably for more than three hours a day, more than three days per week and is aged between three weeks and three months, he will be diagnosed with colic. . A classic case of colic is where the baby pulls his knees up, clenches his fists, closes his eyes tightly or opens them wide. They may even hold their breath for a short time. Bowel activity increases and your baby may pass ‘wind’.

What Causes Colic?

There is no definitive evidence about what causes colic. However, many health professionals agree that it is most likely caused by a digestive disorder. We too have our own idea. See COLIC Fact Vs Fiction  for more information on the possible causes of colic type symptoms.

What can you do?

Frank Kelleher, Cranial Osteopath has been treating babies and children for over 20 years. He can give you advice for all your concerns regarding your baby’s colic or feeding problems.

Frank Kelleher Cranial Osteopath

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