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Colic is when infants have prolonged episodes of fretful crying and difficulty being comforted. Colic is seen in about 10 to 15% of all infants and is most pronounced between 3 weeks and 3 months of age. These crying episodes often remain a mystery, even after all of the infant’s needs seem to be met. The crying episodes are no one’s fault although parents often blame themselves and feel helpless. Many of these episodes pass after a few months without any specific cause (reflux, allergy, formula intolerance, etc.) being found.
You may find the following book helpful: Dr. Harvey Karp’s ‘the Happiest Baby of the Block: the New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer’ (2003).