Treatments for Infantile colic


Treatment list for Infantile colic: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Infantile colic includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Burping or winding the baby - sometimes successful burping will reduce crying.
  • Holding the baby - sometimes the baby just wants to be held.
  • Cuddling the baby
  • Put baby to sleep - although easier said than done, sometimes the baby just wants to go to sleep.
  • Rocking the baby
  • Putting baby to sleep in a pram
  • Put baby in a rocking swing
  • Carry baby in a front-pack or sling
  • Gently massage lower stomach - if the cause is gas.
  • Warming the baby's stomach - taking extreme care not to burn the child.
  • Avoid baby sleeping more than 3 hours - avoiding oversleeping may help in some cases.
  • Antispasmodic medications - only in severe cases and not often are they successful.
  • Parent coping measures:
    • Remain calm - although alarming, true colic is not harmful and quite common.
    • Seek support from other parents and support groups
    • Avoid blaming yourself

Last revision: October 23, 2003

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