What is gas pain (infantile colic) in babies

Infantile colic, in other words, colloquially called gas pain, is a condition that can be encountered in most babies. Its incidence is around 30%, and it is relatively more common in first boys.
It usually starts in the 3rd week and lasts for 3 months. About 10-12% of it can last up to 1 year old.
It is in the form of sudden, high-pitched cries that occur without a specific reason, especially in the evening, in attacks lasting 3-5 minutes for 3 days and 3 hours a week. When the baby is calm, he begins to cry uncontrollably, with a sudden high-pitched scream. Then he pulls his legs to his stomach, his face turns red, he clenches himself and his hands and cries for hours. These cries often last until they pass gas.
There is no cure for gas pain, because it is not a disease. The point to be considered here may be serious diseases that will mimic colic pain. For this reason, your doctor should decide if this is gas pain and if there is any other reason. The most important diagnostic criteria are that the baby’s growth and development is normal, that there is no problem in the physical examination, that is, that your doctor decides that there is no other disease. If there is an underlying disease, it is treated, otherwise comforting suggestions are made for gas pain.
Relaxing suggestions:
– Breastfeeding in the correct position and shape
– Breastfeeding, mother’s consumption of herbal tea (fennel, anise, etc.)
-Applying soft massages to the abdomen and body
– Carrying in the lap
-Turn up the volume of soft music, hair dryer or vacuum cleaner accompanied by a massage
-Creating the sound of water or changing the environment
-Singing a lullaby, taking a bath
-To provide the baby room quiet and dim
-Taking a ride by car.
-Mother should stay away from stress, smoking and gas-producing foods
SHARING IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.

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