Tag: Causes of Colic

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

Is My Baby Colicky or High Needs?

[ 2 ] 5:18 pm |

One of the tricky parts of running this site is constantly trying not to scare new parents into thinking their colicky baby is going to turn into a ‘high need’ baby! If you’re new to the all day/all night crying, screaming, fussing, non-sleeping scene, all the terms you’ll read on this site (and others) can […]

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Rare Causes of Infant Fussiness

Rare Causes of Infant Fussiness

[ 1 ] 5:07 pm |

Before you read this post, please be assured that the following conditions are extremely rare. In my 7 years of running this site, I’ve only heard from a handful of parents whose babies have been diagnosed with one of these conditions. That said, always trust your mama instinct, and if you have any doubts, consult […]

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Does H. Pylori Bacteria Cause Colic?

Does H. Pylori Bacteria Cause Colic?

[ 0 ] 9:23 am |

New research suggests a possible link. A small study conducted in rural Gizan, Saudi Arabia, tested 55 patients with infant colic. Of the 55 infants, who were between the ages of 2 weeks and 4 months, 45 (almost 82%) tested positive for H. Pylori. In case you’ve never had the misfortune of being personally affected […]

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The 9 Causes of Colic, Fussiness, High Need Behaviour and the Spirited Temperament

[ 15 ] 4:10 pm |

*Please note: This entire post is TONGUE IN CHEEK. I figured I better state that up front before I receive any more hate mail 😉 Great news! Having run The Fussy Baby Site for 5 years, I’ve had loads of opportunities to talk with parents, experts, doctors, and even some post-fussy kids. Over that time, […]

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When is Fussiness a Concern?

When is Fussiness a Concern?

[ 0 ] 1:43 pm |

One of the most common discussions in my pediatric practice is what to do when your infant is fussy. Most healthy babies will reach their peak fussiness between 4 and 6 weeks of age. Because I have a large newborn practice, I encourage all of my patients to come in for a 4 week check, […]

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Period of Purple

Period of Purple

[ 0 ] 3:40 pm |

Recent research by Dr. Ronald Barr indicates that increased crying in the first 5 months of life is much more likely to signal a developmental stage, rather than a physical problem. The study indicates that although a minority of babies who cry excessively may have a physical condition, the overwhelming majority of cases (95% +) […]

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Gas Pain

Gas Pain

[ 0 ] 1:37 pm |

Many parents report that their baby’s crying seems to be caused by gas. This theory is supposedly confirmed when parents notice a slightly distended belly, or when gas is released after burping or exercising their baby’s legs or massaging their baby’s tummy. Research carried out in the 1950’s however, showed that the amount of gas […]

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Why is my baby fussy?

Why is my baby fussy?

[ 0 ] 5:44 pm |

Obviously there isn’t going to be one magic answer to this question. What makes one baby cry may not even phase another baby. And what makes one baby fuss, may make another baby shriek. This is the ultimate mystery of infanthood, and one to which there will never be an easy answer. The best we […]

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