Over 40% of babies suffer from colic. It is normally considered to be colic if a baby cries for a period of up to three hours a day for more than three days a week. Colic is not a clinical term as there is no common cause. There are a variety of reasons why babies are thought to get colic they vary from intestinal gas, muscle cramps, allergies due to the foodstuffs Mum eats and even anxiety in the Mum herself.
Colic normally develops at three weeks and continues until about six weeks.
So what can a breastfeeding Mum do to help with colic?