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If your baby has
colic, simple comforting measures may help shorten the
duration or decrease the intensity of a crying episode.
Try one comfort measure at a time for about 1 or 2
minutes each until you notice the crying start to decrease. If your baby
continues to cry for 20 to 30 minutes, change locations and try again.
Sometimes nothing works. In these cases, consider placing your baby in his or
her crib for a brief period (5 minutes at a time) while you stay close by. Then
repeat your attempts to comfort.
If you get exhausted by these
efforts, ask for someone else to take over for you. Call
911 right away if you are afraid that you
are about to harm your baby and you can't find someone to help you.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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