How to identify colic
Colic is diagnosed after other potential causes of crying are excluded.
BEWARE of these “Red flag” signs indicating that further investigations may be needed.
- Vomiting (vomit that is green or yellow, bloody or occurring more than 5/day)
- Change in stool (constipation or diarrhea, especially with blood or mucous)
- Elevated temperature.
- Irritability (crying all day with few calm periods in between)
- Lethargy (excess sleepiness, lack of smiles or interested gaze, weak sucking lasting over 6 hours)
- Poor weight gain