Colic is, arguably, an over-diagnosed condition and, frankly, a word that is attached to just about any baby who cries a lot. There is question as to whether or not "colic" even exists. However, when you have a newborn who cries and screams all the time and, persistently, for at least 3 hours in the evening every day, for weeks at a time...you'll use any word you can to try and express to others the devastation of the reality you are living in.
--And, it's not just us moms who suffer from post-partum depression or "baby blues" with these "colicky" babies...although it doesn't help the situation!
--At our home, we are out of the "colic" stage - Praise God!!! But, I ran across this short article in Babytalk Magazine that sounded so very familiar. There is nothing earth-shattering or even liberating, in this short article...as is the nature and reality of the "colic" situation, but I thought it could be a comfort to someone else. Read, if of interest, or pass along!