I don’t have to tell you that newborns cry. Sometimes a lot. But how do you know when the crying is more than ‘average’, and what do you do if you can’t soothe your baby?

First, consider if your child is:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗hungry⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗overtired⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗overstimulated⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you’ve addressed these potential causes for crying, but your baby’s cries are continuous and frequent, they may be labelled as colicky. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The difficulty is that colic is really a symptom, not a diagnosis. Oftentimes, there are other factors that need to be considered, and addressed, when a baby’s cries cannot be soothed.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Consider:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Does your child have a food sensitivity that is being introduced through your breastmilk or through formula?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Are they experiencing any tummy troubles?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Did you have a long or difficult birth, and were any interventions used⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Does your child have difficulty feeding?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗Are they particularly sensitive to sensory input?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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These issues (and more) could be at the root of your child’s discomfort, and at the root of their sleep disturbances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Not sure what to do next? Reach out and we can get to the root of the challenge together 💕

Cayla

Cayla

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