refers to a condition of gas or other digestive irritability in infants up to three months of age. There are many theories on the causes of colic in infants, some of the more popular theories suggest that it can be caused by emotional upset in either the baby or the mother (as a baby can be sensitive to a motherâ€™s emotional state), excessive swallowing of air by the baby (which can happen if the baby is not latched on properly, too much air will be gulped with their breast milk) and/or by overfeeding of the infant. One new theory that also seems to make a lot of sense considering the majority of todayâ€™s modern diet; that a colicky babyâ€™s body system is too alkaline and too high in sodium. In breast fed infants colic can also be caused by an allergy or a sensitivity to foods that the mother is eating. It is recommended that new mothers take note of the following foods that are widely recognized as causing digestive upset or colic in some sensitive infants: soy, wheat, milk and other dairy products, corn, eggs and spicy foods. If you have a colicky infant it is also wise to stay away from foods that are well recognized as causing gas; cabbage, onions, garlic and beans.
Colic is a condition where the baby cries excessively, especially in the evening without other signs of illness. Colostrum Colostrum is thin, yellowish fluid which is the first milk to be produced by a woman's breasts during pregnancy and/or after delivery. Most often appears toward the end of pregnancy.