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If a baby sleeps threw the night but is fussy on and off all day is that colic? Or is it nonstop crying and not sleeping?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Dec. 29, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think colic usually refers to stomach issues more so than the when and where. What exactly is going on?

    Answer by CooksWife at 10:43 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • It might be colic... from my understanding colic is when they have prolonged, inconsolable crying for three or more hours a day. Colic is just the term for recurring bouts of crying that are difficult to relieve. No one really knows why they have colic but it usually peaks at about 6 weeks after birth and usually goes away by 3 months. A colic baby is still a healthy baby though so if the baby starts eating less or something like that it may be sick. So a baby can sleep at night... but cry a lot during the day for no reason... and that would be colic!

    Answer by dtetz at 10:44 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • My daughter was Colic also..Slept threw the night but during the day..OH boy she was the cutest monster ever lol. ..So the Dr said to change her formula to non milk helped a lil bit..(i gave up breast feeding for medical reasons) them i caved in and gave her a binky..LIFE SAVER!!!!! Also i would suggest music..any music..really and car rides.. We did everything and anything..but i will say im lucky she slept threw the night.. Im so sorry for the colicness its really no fun.. :(


    Answer by ryanlynn at 10:44 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • DD1 had colic. It was nonstop crying day and night with hardly any sleeping. After her first 6 weeks, she just all the sudden stopped.

    Answer by mwebb at 11:19 AM on Dec. 29, 2008

  • When it comes to colic, there is no "could this be colic?" You know it when your baby is colicky. There's no denying it or questioning it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:17 PM on Dec. 29, 2008

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