Dr. Mona Amin

6: The Fussy Newborn

6: The Fussy Newborn

I personally don't like the word  "colic" when talking about a newborn. Babies fuss and some fuss more than others. A fussy baby can be extremely difficult to take care of as sometimes it may seem nothing can soothe them.   In this episode, I discuss:The definition of colic and why I don't like labeling a fussy baby as "colicky."Infant gas. Why it happens and how to help babies.Tips to soothe a fussy babyWhen to be concerned about a baby who is inconsolableThe psychological impact of taking care of a fussy infant and the correlation I see between postpartum depression/anxiety and colic.Some tips to help you through those tough moments. I have been there too and I hope through sharing some of my experiences with our own son, you will find some guidance in finding a plan that works for your baby.Please make sure if you are exhibiting signs of postpartum depression/anxiety, you seek medical attention. It's important for mommas to take care of themselves. https://www.womenshealth.gov/mental-health/mental-health-conditions/postpartum-depressionMAKE SURE TO FOLLOW ME @PEDSDOCTALK ON INSTAGRAM 

Duration: 53 min

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