Colic

Colic

1. (Science: symptom) gradual onset of pain that increases in a crescendo fashion until it reaches a peak of severity and then slowly subsides.

2. (Science: paediatrics) a syndrome in early infancy characterised by episodic loud crying, apparent abdominal pain (legs drawn up and rigid abdomen) and irritability. This common condition occurs in about 1 in 10 babies and lasts from 2-3 weeks of age to 3-4 months.

factors include swallowing air during feedings, overfeeding, parental anxiety and cows milk allergy. Parents should realize that colic is a benign condition and excessive crying is not harmful to the baby.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 3 October 2005, at 21:16. This page has been accessed 2,567 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link