*Intense crying that may seem more like screaming or an expression of pain.
*Crying for no apparent reason, unlike crying to express hunger or the need for a diaper change.
*Extreme fussiness even after crying has diminished.
*Predictable timing, with episodes often occurring in the evening.
Colic is defined by excessive periods of inconsolable crying for more than 3 hours per day, more than 3 days per week, and continuing for a period of more than 3 weeks. This normally occurs within the first 3 weeks of life and can continue up to 3 – 4 months of age. Colicky babies cry inconsolably, crying louder and more intense than “normal”. They will ball their fists and pull up their legs during their crying spell.
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