All babies cry when they feel uncomfortable and it is the only way they know how to communicate what they are going through. One common reason why a baby cries is because of pain caused by GAS.
When your baby cries, they can swallow air. This may give your baby gas. It can make their tummy look swollen or feel tight. They might show some relief in symptoms after passing gas or having a bowel movement (pooping).
- Colic is likely to start around 2 weeks of age if your infant is full-term, or later if they were born prematurely.
- It almost always goes away on its own by 3 or 4 months of age.
- It can happen regardless of your baby's sex, their birth order, and whether you breastfeed or bottle-feed.
Infants often show signs of colic at the same time every day, usually in the evening. You might notice that your child cries:
- With no clear reason (such as hunger or a dirty diaper)
- like they’re in pain.
- Along with clenched fists, stiff arms, an arched back, or curled legs
- While turning bright red