By Heidi Fritz, MA, ND, Alive.com
Calm the crying—and your stress levels
It’s thought that up to 20 percent of infants experience colic, which typically begins around two weeks of age and lasts until about three to four months. That’s a lot of crying babies—and very weary parents!
What is colic?
Colic is traditionally defined as inconsolable crying in an otherwise healthy infant younger than three months of age that lasts at least three hours a day for at least three days per week, over at least three weeks in a month.
As the definition suggests, this is very trying and wearing on parents. A natural treatment that has received much attention, with promising results, is probiotic supplementation.