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What can help me handle my baby's colic?

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Colic isn't just hard on your baby. It can wear you out, too. When the pressure of trying to calm your crying baby gets to be too much, leave him or her with a sitter, family member, or trusted friend and get out of the house. Even if you just go for a walk or grab lunch, take a break to relieve some stress. When no one is around to help, it's okay to leave your baby in the crib or playpen and go into another room briefly until you regroup.

From: Understanding Colic: Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital: "What is colic?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Colic."

International Breastfeeding Centre.

Mayo Clinic.org: “Breast-feeding Nutrition: Tips for moms,” “Colic: Lifestyle and Home Remedies.”

Nemours Foundation: "Your Colicky Baby."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Colic (excessive crying) in infants (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital: "What is colic?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Colic."

International Breastfeeding Centre.

Mayo Clinic.org: “Breast-feeding Nutrition: Tips for moms,” “Colic: Lifestyle and Home Remedies.”

Nemours Foundation: "Your Colicky Baby."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Colic (excessive crying) in infants (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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