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what are baby colics and what can you do about it?

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baby colic? what are they and what can you do to help?

The medical definition for baby colic is the following: if a baby cries more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for at least 1 week but is otherwise healthy (no other conditions diagnosed). It is a diagnostic of exclusion; ie when there is not any evidence for other reasons for the unsettled crying (reflux, cow’s milk protein allergy, uti, etc).⁠

Nowadays it is a very common term parents are used to hear about.⁠

It generally gets better by week 12 of age but parents can often feel quite helpless and exhausted. Here are few things you can do to help your baby relax:⁠

• make sure to wind them after feeding; keeping them inclined⁠
• hold them and rock them gently is various positions (over your shoulder, over your forearm, “tiger in the tree” etc)⁠
• massage their little tummy clock wise, bring their legs up in squatting position (bicycle legs)⁠
• go for a walk in their pram outside⁠
• bring your baby to see a specialist bodyworker such as an osteopath specialised in paediatrics


Although there is little evidence for it, baby colic is a common presentation in our clinic for osteopathy. During your appointment, your specialised paediatric osteopath will assess your baby thoroughly and investigate all the different possibilities that could get in the way of your baby’s comfort. They will provide explanations and a treatment plan to you as well as some personalised advices. You will be reassured and you will feel supported and guided throughout.⁠

do you think your baby may suffer from colic?

Although there is little evidence for it, baby colic is a common presentation in our clinic for osteopathy at neo ldn. During your appointment, your specialised paediatric osteopath will assess your baby thoroughly and investigate all the different possibilities that could get in the way of your baby’s comfort. They will provide explanations and a treatment plan to you as well as some personalised advices. You will be reassured and you will feel supported and guided throughout.⁠

If you think your baby suffers from colic, feel free to contact us today!