Colic is a medical term for "we don't know what the baby is crying but we must have a medical term."
It's a catchall for constant crying that no one can really truly diagnose. And the cause is not really known.
Sometimes the constant crying is caused by gas or hunger or reaction to foods. Sometimes its a way to shut out the world after a long way.
TOTALLY AGREE WITH ABOVE!
Some think it can be medical; gas, immature gut etc
Some think it can be as a result of an infact being highly sensitivity . If you think that everything to them is stimulating (lights, food, clothes, people, nappies) they get to this point where they meltdown and react by crying. You can jump online and do a test or get this book by Elain Aron, The Highly Sensitive Child.
at 10:59 PM on Jul. 25, 2009