Many newborns suffer from colic, which causes unusual amounts of crying. This can affect babies between the ages of 3 weeks and 3 months, and can sometimes last longer. Babies with colic may appear to be in pain because they often turn red and draw their arms and legs in while crying. Although the cause of colic is unknown, gentle chiropractic adjustments have helped many newborn babies find relief from colic.
The birthing process can cause subluxation and stress on the baby’s nervous system. By receiving gentle adjustments, the subluxation can be corrected which will relieve any stress on the spine. This will often help the baby to calm down and find pain relief. In addition to chiropractic care, the doctor may recommend a few diet changed for the baby as well.
The Following At-Home Treatments May Help Your Baby With Colic:
- Give your baby a warm bath
- Gently rub your baby’s tummy
- Rock your baby
- Go for a drive
- Avoid soy or dairybased formulas
- Place a warm water bottle on your baby’s stomach