What is baby colic ?

What is baby colic ?

Baby colic,  is one of the most common causes of visits to a healthcare provider during the first year of an infant’s life.

Baby colic, also known as infantile colic, is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day, for more than three days a week, for three weeks in an otherwise healthy child.

Often crying occurs in the evening.


Colic isn’t a disease and won’t cause your baby any long-term harm, but it’s a tough thing to go through for babies and their parents.

The cause of colic is unknown.  Some believe it is due to gastrointestinal discomfort like intestinal cramping.