The inconsolable crying that accompanies colic can be tough. It seems no matter what you do, your baby cries. And cries. And cries.
Colic typically surfaces around the first four to six weeks of life and just as mysteriously disappears by the time your baby is five to six months old. In the meantime, you're searching for ways to help a child who at times seems inconsolable.
There is something you can do: Infant massage.
The benefits of massage are worth noting, as they help improve bonding and attachment as well as facilitating better communication between you and baby. A gentle but firm touch relaxes muscles, expels gas, and releases oxytocin into the body. Oxytocin, called the calming hormone, is most present during childbirth and breastfeeding, but massage can also produce this hormone.
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Let’s hope sweet sleep — and a stronger bond with baby — will result.