You've tried everything to soothe your baby's cries but he's still screaming. Could it be colic? Colic is fairly common in babies but is tough on parents. Learn what colic is, what causes it, and most importantly - how to cope.
It's 4 a.m. and your baby's been crying -- and you've wanted to cry -- for three hours. You know this isn't a hungry or tired cry, so something has to be wrong. When crying episodes become chronic, it might be colic, which is more common than you think. "Colic is a factor in at least one out of 10 babies in my experience," says Brooklyn pediatrician Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D. Here's what you need to know about colic to help you and your baby through it.
Difficult to define, even harder to treat, colic can turn a family's life upside down. In Rhode Island, one center is paving the way for new thinking about how to treat crying babies and the parents who are desperate to help them.