Tips on How to Conceive a Baby Boy
Newborns cry for many reasons, and some babies more than others. All little ones respond differently to their new environment outside the womb, and crying is their way of communicating that they’re uncomfortable or stressed.
However, colicky crying differs to normal crying in that these otherwise healthy babies cry for no obvious reason, and can remain inconsolable for hours (often in the evenings).
About one fifth of babies develop colic, usually around the two to four week mark. It’s defined as crying for more than three hours a day, for at least three days a week, and for at least three weeks.
Persistent infant crying could be colic (which is harmless), but it could also be a signal of some other physical distress. Consult your GP or paediatrician to rule out any physical reasons. If it turns out to be colic, here are some tips to manage this stressful and exhausting time.
The fourth trimester is a wonderful but often challenging period. Colic is common in babies and in most cases is short-lived. Hang in there mumma, it will pass. Experiment with different remedies, but know that what works one day might not necessarily work the next. If you’re feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, please seek advice and support from your GP, maternal and child health nurse, family, and friends.