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SYMPTOM: BABY IS CRYING FOR HOURS
It is normal for babies to cry, as this is their way of communicating, to let you know something is wrong or that they need something. Sometimes, it can feel like your baby is crying for no reason, especially when your baby is crying inconsolably and you’ve tried everything.
Why is my baby crying for hours?
There are many reasons a baby may cry inconsolably. Possible reasons may include:
- Food allergy, e.g. Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA)
- Suffering from colic
- Acid reflux
- Your baby or uncomfortableis uncomfortable
- Anxiety or stress
Could it be Cows’ Milk Allergy?
Inconsolable crying is a common symptom for babies with CMA and is very common in babies under three months. Babies with CMA usually experience more than just one symptom and these symptoms can be very different from one another.
If you think that your baby is crying inconsolably, it may be CMA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides inconsolable crying), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.
If your baby’s inconsolable crying is caused by a food allergy such as CMA, you can try our infant formula, specifically designed to help manage CMA symptoms.
Cows’ milk allergy (CMA) is a common food allergy in baby’s and young children but it is often challenging to diagnose and may take many months and doctors appointments. If you suspect that your baby might have cows’ milk allergy, you can use SmilesBack to help shorten the journey to diagnosis and help put smiles back where they belong.
SmilesBack is an easy-to-use app that has been developed with allergy experts and tested by parents. It enables you to easily record your baby’s symptoms and feeds and summarise them in a one-page, expert-designed report, to support your doctor before they make a diagnosis.