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Colic and Teething: Irritable, crying, fussy baby and it’s not a fever! Colic – Signs and Symptoms
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1. What is Colic?

Colic is an unexplained outburst of fussing and crying that last in a healthy baby1,2:

  1. More than 3 hours a day for
  2. More than 3 days a week and for
  3. More than 3 weeks straight

2. What are the symptoms of Colic?

Colic starts at 2-16 weeks of age and gradually goes away when the baby is 3-4 months.1

A baby with colic will usually1:

  • Be crying (more than 3 hours a day for more than 3 days a week and for more than 3 weeks straight) and irritable
  • Have clenched fists, drawing up of the legs, stretch out their arms and legs and going stiff
  • Have changes in sleeping and eating patterns
  • Be throwing up or spitting up