Last Modified on Sep 14, 2014
What is Colic?
Colic is a condition seen in babies where the infant shows signs of distress often and sometimes for quite a long time, but without any noticeable cause. Symptoms of colic: pain, crying, moaning, finicky behavior, and cramping; "Red Flag" symptoms are frequent vomiting, change in stool, unstable temperatures, poor weight gain, and fatigue. Studies have varied and found differing conclusion as to the causes of newborn colic ranging from migraines, stimulant foods affecting breast milk, or even not being breast-fed enough. But we do see our babies suffering, and do anything in our power to soothe any pain they have.
Natural Remedies to Treat Newborn Colic
Few things demand our attention as much as crying babies, and colic certainly is distressing or even confusing to any new or experience parent. Our colic page is still growing, but right now Earth Clinic has received positive reviews of aloe juice, probiotics, yellow onions, fennel, gripe water, and even drinking cold water out of a metal spoon. Have a home remedy for colic that you'd like to share, don't hesitate to share!
[YEA] I have had two "colicky" babies. I swear by the use of Aloe Vera juice. My daughter cried for 4 months before I stumbled on this and it helped immensely. I kept her on it for over a year. I just added it to her bottles. Now my son is 2 months old. I put him on Aloe Vera after the first two weeks, as he started with the crying in pain, diaper rash (I call it acid burn) etc. He now sleeps through the night and is very happy. I also had him sleep in his carseat so he didn't get the acid/heartburn that occured when lying him down to sleep. The aloe vera juice also helps relieve any constipation that occurs from the formula. Be sure to strain the juice so you don't get little bits plugging up your bottles. I hope this helps out some tired, stressed moms. It was a lifesaver for my family.
Replied by Karen
Cedar Springs, Michigan