Colic is one of the huge challenges some parents of young babies face. Some babies don't have it, some have it mild, and others have severe colic, which can take a toll on the whole family.
So what is colic and why does it happen to babies?
Colic is a condition which produces gases in babies' gastrointestinal tract that is very sore to them. It usually doesn't last beyond four months old, and if it affects a baby, it happens around 4 to 6 weeks of their age.
There isn't a definite reason as to why it happens. Some doctors believe it comes from the baby's diet, others that it's from what the mother eats or what's in formula. Either way it isn't anyone's fault and unfortunately affects many families.