Medical Definition of Infant colic

1. 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 cow's milk allergy. Parents should realize that colic is a benign condition and excessive crying is not harmful to the baby. (27 Sep 1997)



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