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Babies should sleep in parents’ bedroom for as long as a year, says US guidance

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 24 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5711

Rx for Infant Colic

Despite theories of indigestion or obstruction, most infant colic (excessive crying) is merely loneliness and a cri de coeur for soothing skin-to-skin contact, as described in the marsupialization of kangaroo care. To quote the Beatles, the colicky infant is pleading, “I want to hold your hand.” Sometimes, it's normal and healthy to be a cry-baby.

Competing interests: No competing interests

26 October 2016
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA