Overview and treatment approaches to infant colic.
Colic can be defined as long periods of crying and the inability to console a child despite all best efforts. Colic is common in newborns during the firsts 3-4 months of life and can occur for many reasons. During the first few months of life children grow at a very fast rate. They need to consume an increased amount of food in order to sustain their growth and development. Increased food intake can often lead to an increased production of gas and indigestion as their bodies learn to adapt to this new phase of life and exposure to new environmental elements.