September 30, 2020 5 min read
What is 3-month colic? The first few weeks have passed and your baby sleeps most of the day, and even at night they only wake up to drink or be changed, only to fall asleep again like a little angel. Of course, your baby cries from time to time, but most of the time it can be comforted quickly and then falls asleep again quickly.
But then the tide turns. Suddenly, your baby can no longer be calmed. Your baby my cry until their face turns pink and your ears start to ring. No matter what you do, nothing seems to help.
If this condition repeats itself almost daily and you have the feeling that you could soon set the clock to it because it always starts at the same time in the afternoon or evening, then you are probably already in the middle of a 3-month colic.
Doctors and midwives identify 3-month colic when:
With over 25 years of experience in the field of baby formulas, HiPP offers a formula specially designed to meet the needs of babies with flatulence, lactose-related 3-month colics and constipation. Due to its special composition, their Comfort milk formula has a stool-regulating and stool-loosening effect which can be helpful for a colicky baby. It contains a reduced lactose content, a particularly easily digestible fat, a split protein and important galactooligosaccharides (GOS). It also contains all important nutrients, natural lactic acid cultures and LCPs. You can find our HiPP formula in our store for more information.
Interestingly, there is still no clear cause for 3-month colic. It is likely that it is due to adjustment difficulties. After all, the baby's digestion has yet to develop and adjust. Up to 30% of all babies suffer from colic in the first three months of life. This condition, which usually causes prolonged crying, is something that can unfortunately be very stressful for new parents. Babies who are colicky often cry for several hours and repeat that several days a week.
Your baby is currently struggling with a colic? You're probably wondering when their colic will finally be over and you two will finally get some rest and sleep. The 3-month colic usually reaches its peak in 6-week-old babies. After that, it usually gets better from the 12th or 13th week as the digestive system has slowly settled in from the 3rd month of life and passing gas an colic pain is reduced by then with most colicky babies.
It feels like a vicious circle: the baby cries because it has a stomach ache, gets air in its stomach when crying, which in turn leads to flatulence and causes the baby to have another stomach ache.
Your baby is suffering and you feel that you cannot help him. There is hardly a worse feeling for new parents. Especially comments from outsiders, but it is best not to listen to them! After all, your baby needs you even more right now. Especially babies who cry more than others need even more care and attention because they are very sensitive and can easily be overwhelmed by their environment.
To find out whether HiPP's Comfort milk formula food is suitable for your baby, please consult your pediatrician first. Special formulas should only be given after consulting a medical professional. Feel free to also check out other HiPP Formulas we offer. Many of our customers have reported an improvement in their baby's bowel movements by using the standard HiPP Combiotic formula.
Please be aware that this information is based on general trends evidenced in babies, it is in no way medical advice. Your doctor should be your first source of information and advice when considering any changes with your child’s formula, and when choosing your child’s formula. Always consult your pediatrician prior to making any decisions about your child’s diet or if you notice any changes in your child.
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