- 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 doctor immediately if your baby:
- Cries in a peculiar manner or for a very unusual length of time.
- Has not been diagnosed with colic but cries excessively and also has symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, or blood or mucus in the stool.
Call your doctor and schedule an appointment if:
- Your baby is not gaining weight.
- Your baby has no symptoms other than crying, but you want to check for health problems that may be related.
- Your baby seems to be acting odd, and you can't identify exactly what concerns you.
- You have tried comfort measures repeatedly and have not been able to console your baby.
Also, think about your own health and well-being. Call your doctor if you:
Who to see
The following health professionals can examine your baby and diagnose colic or other conditions that may be related to excessive crying. They can also help you handle the common frustrations of having a colicky baby.