Colic is a very common occurrence in small children. It may start in only a few weeks, and usually stops after 4-6 months.

Symptoms of colic include: intense crying which may last up to several hours, especially late afternoon or early evening; flushed or red face; clenched fists or pulling the child's knee to the tummy or flexing his back while weeping.

Nobody knows what causes colic. It may be due to indigestion or bloating, or your baby's tummy may be sensitive to the proteins or sugars contained in the milk.

If you suspect your baby has colic, consult your doctor, because your child knows best.

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