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  1. Colic - When to Call a Doctor

    Callor other emergency services immediately if:You are afraid that you are about to harm your baby and you cannot find someone to help you.Your baby has been shaken, has a change in his or her level of consciousness, or has signs of severe difficulty breathing.Call your health professional immediately if your baby:Cries in a peculiar manner or for a very unusual length of time.Has not been ...

  2. Colic - Topic Overview

    What is colic?All babies cry, but sometimes a baby will cry for hours at a time, no matter what you do. This extreme type of crying in a baby between 3 weeks and 3 months of age is called colic. While it is upsetting for parents and caregivers, colic is normal for some babies. Doctors usually diagnose colic when a healthy baby cries harder than expected in a “3” pattern: more than 3 hours a da

  3. Taking Care of Yourself When Your Baby Is Fussy - Topic Overview

    The challenges of caring for a newborn intensify if your baby is very fussy or cries a lot. Relationships can become strained between parents and baby; between parents; and between parents and other family members,especially other caregivers. Older brothers and sisters may feel resentful,ignored,helpless,or sometimes even guilty because of a vague sense that they are to blame for the baby's ...

  4. Colic: Harmful Treatments - Topic Overview

    Do not use unapproved,unproven,or potentially dangerous substances or methods as treatment for your baby who has colic. Potentially dangerous treatments include: Gripe water. Varying ingredients are used in blends labeled as gripe water. In some batches,alcohol is a main ingredient. Gripe water is an herbal home remedy that is not considered safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

  5. Colic - Home Treatment

    You may prevent some crying episodes related to colic by developing a strong emotional bond with your baby, which helps both of you to feel more secure and calm. Once your baby has started to cry, use comforting and soothing techniques to try to shorten the episode or decrease its intensity. Certain preventive measures may also help. Colic usually peaks when your baby is between 6 and 8 weeks of .

  6. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more. Interactive Tool: Are You Depressed? Interactive Tool: What Is Your Stress Level? ...

  7. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Home Treatment

    What to do if you suspect shaken baby syndrome.

  8. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Symptoms

    Symptoms of shaken baby syndrome may appear right away or within several days. The child's age, the number of abusive episodes, and degree of force used are the primary factors that affect when symptoms develop and how severe they are.

  9. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Topic Overview

    Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) refers to brain damage that is caused when a baby is shaken, slammed, or thrown against an object. It is a form of child abuse.

  10. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Treatment Overview

    When a child with shaken baby syndrome is admitted to a hospital, doctors closely monitor the child for signs of brain swelling and difficulty breathing.

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