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Colic is a problem that affects some babies during the first three to four months of life. It can be very stressful and frustrating to parents.

Healthcare providers have defined colic as prolonged or excessive crying in an infant who is otherwise well. The crying can be very loud and can last for several hours a day.

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Causes of Colic

Symptoms of Colic

Risk Factors for Colic

Reasons for Concern About Colic

Diagnosis and Evaluation for Colic

Call Your Child's Doctor If:

Coping with Colic

Long-Term Outlook for a Child with Colic

Last Updated: 10/2012