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Learn about the possible causes of colic and ways to treat it. Colic, though upsetting for you and your baby, often goes away by three or four months of age.

Key points

  • Colic is a term used when a baby cries frequently and intensely and is difficult or impossible to soothe.
  • The cause of colic is unknown.
  • Any baby can become colicky. It does not mean there is anything wrong with your baby.
  • Colic usually goes away by the time a baby is three or four months of age.
  • If your baby is crying frequently and intensely and cannot be soothed, see their health-care provider to make sure the crying is not a sign of a health problem.
Last updated: January 30th 2024