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Preterm and low weight births rise again in the US

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: (Published 07 July 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j3311

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

10 July 2017
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA