The pain of a crying baby
Babies can’t tell you what’s wrong - but 1 out of 4 infants suffers from colic. Learn more about its causes and what you can do to help stop the tears.
First: Congratulations on your new baby!
This is a wonderful time for a parent. You’re getting to know a new little personality – and, of course, adjusting to all those wants and needs. But you shouldn’t have to adjust to seeing your infant in distress.
Should I be worried about my baby’s crying?
While some tears are to be expected, excessive crying may point to another problem. Check with your baby’s doctor to find out whether there is cause for concern.
My pediatrician says it’s colic. What does that mean?
“Colicky” babies have one thing in common: They cry. In fact, colic is diagnosed when an infant who is otherwise healthy and well-fed has attacks of “irritability, fussing or crying” that:

  • last for a total of 3 hours or more per day
  • occur on more than 3 days in any 1 week
  • continue for a period of 3 weeks or more.

That’s a lot of tears! And colic is fairly common – it affects as many as 1 in 4 babies.
What causes colic?
The cause of colic is unknown, although there are many theories. One possibility is that your baby’s digestive system is out of balance. This can happen when there are too many “bad” bacteria in the gut, and not enough of the “good” kind. What we do know is that your baby’s fussiness and crying are not a comment on your skills as a parent. And it can happen whether your infant is breastfed or fed formula.

Fortunately, colic usually goes away on its own by the time a baby is 4 months old. But you don’t have to wait that long - there is a natural answer!
BioGaia is a natural product that has helped as many as 9 out of 10 colicky babies
A medical study showed that infants taking BioGaia cried less after just 1 week - and within 2 weeks, 9 out of 10 babies responded to treatment. BioGaia is a natural product that boosts the number of good bacteria in your baby’s digestive tract.
A mother – and pharmacist – talks about BioGaia
Where to find BioGaia
BioGaia is available through many naturopathic doctors, and in pharmacies and natural health stores across Canada. Just ask at the counter! Or click on the photo to order from, an independently operated website.
Try BioGaia – we want to help stop the tears
The probiotics in BioGaia have undergone the highest standards of scrutiny available for natural health products, including clinical trials. BioGaia bears a Natural Product Number . BioGaia chewable tablets and drops bear Natural Product Numbers (NPNs) 80012472 and 80012473, respectively.
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