My doctor says that my baby may have colic. What can I do to ease his constant crying? - June
Taking care of a baby with colic can be exhausting and often frustrating. Doctors still aren't sure exactly what causes colic, but trying these tips might make it easier on your baby — and on you:
walk or rock your baby
place him in a swing or take him for a ride in the car
burp him more often
place him across your lap while rubbing his back
play music for him
And some breastfeeding moms feel that colic improves when they change their own diet.
Most important, make sure you console your baby. You won't be "spoiling" him or giving him too much attention — instead, you'll be showing him that you respond to his needs. And remember, as exhausting and frustrating as colic is, it's only temporary.