Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a newborn baby who otherwise appears to be perfectly healthy. The condition affects up to 1 in 5 babies.

Symptoms of colic can include:

Crying for at least 3 hours a day, at least 3 days a week, for at least 3 weeks

  • Drawing up of the knees
  • Wind
  • Redness of the face