Colic is when a baby is crying a lot and it's not clear why. It's a common problem that should get better on its own.
The main symptom of colic is a baby crying a lot for no obvious reason.
You can usually help with colic by doing things like gently rocking your baby on your shoulder, winding them after feeds or giving them warm baths.
It's not exactly clear what causes colic. It may be because some babies find it harder to digest food, or sometimes they may have a food allergy.
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