10 Ways You're Treating Your Baby's Colic All Wrong

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An estimated 10 to 40 percent of babies worldwide suffer from the mysterious and unbelievably challenging condition known as colic, which is when babies inexplicably cry for hours at a time on a daily basis. If you're the parent of one of these babies, you've probably looked everywhere for answers on how to help your child -- but since experts aren't sure what causes colic, you've also probably found a lot of conflicting and misleading information. 

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We asked Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, FAAP, pediatrician and chief of digital innovation at Seattle Children's Hospital, what some of the most common misconceptions surrounding colic are, and what parents really need to know. Here are some of the mistakes you might make based on widespread colic myths.

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