Colic

Colic is characterized by an unusual amount of crying in infants, usually defined as episodes of crying that last more than three hours a day more than three days a week for a duration of three weeks, Colic usually occurs between the 3rd and 6th weeks after birth and typically resolves by the time the child is 3 months old.

The birthing process causes a lot of stress on the neck of infants during the birthing process, which can cause subluxations that affect the child’s neck and back. This causes irritation in the child’s nervous system. With gentle chiropractic adjustments, these subluxations can be treated,

Dairy is another contributing factor to colic. Babies have a hard time digesting the sugar lactose found in cow’s milk, making it bad for their digestive system. The mother’s diet while breastfeeding is another contributing factor. Semi-bland high protein diets that exclude dairy is highly recommended during this time in the infant’s life.

If your infant suffers from colic, you may also try: placing a warm water bottle on the infant’s stomach, giving the infant a warm bath, taking them for a drive in their car seat, or rocking them in a chair or cradle.

 

Dr. Homer Wall DC