The passage of a gallstone down the bile duct into the duodenum is very painful, and is known as biliary colic .
Aniseed, like fennel, is a traditional cure for stomach disorders and colic in babies.
While colic is not a sleep problem per se, colicky infants appear to have a shorter duration of total sleep.
The pain of renal colic is due to obstruction of urinary flow, with subsequent increasing wall tension in the urinary tract.
Babies with colic often have difficulty sleeping, and feeding patterns may be disrupted by the bouts of crying.
Pallor and abdominal colic were the symptoms reported most often by the parents.
Higher rates of colic were noted on days the infant received cow's milk compared with milk-free days.
Once an episode of biliary colic has occurred, there is a high risk of repeated pain attacks.
Babies with colic will continue to feed and gain weight normally.
Remember that most colic disappears before your baby is three months old and nappy rash is usually easily treated, so relief is in sight.