Excessive crying in babies is very stressful and difficult for parents to manage, leading to multiple types of interventions, not all evidence based. This workshop is designed to help families understand what the research tells us about crying in babies - what is an normal or abnormal level of crying, theories about colic, what factors have been linked to increased or decreased crying, and how brain development plays a role. Gut distress, Gas and migraine will also be covered. We’ll look at what interventions have been shown to be helpful as well as coping strategies.
It is primarily aimed at breastfeeding families, but much of the material will be useful for all babies.
This webinar is the recording of an online zoom seminar recorded in Feb 2023 and lasts 1hr 40min Workshop.
This workshop covers the following:
- What is a normal level of crying in babies (The Crying Curve)
- Where does Colic fit on the Crying Curve
- Theories of Colic including
- Microbiome dysbiosis
- Food sensitivities
- Neurodevelopment of behavioural states
- Speech Breathing
- Psychosocial factors
- Recommendations for coping with colic and PURPLE crying
- Mental health (It’s not my fault! I’m not causing this)