A new study shows a possible link between colicky babies and a mother’s migraine.
Researchers say moms who have migraines are more likely to have a baby with colic.
That risk was higher if moms suffered headaches more than 15 days a month.
Colic or excessive crying and fussiness in an otherwise health newborn may peak at about six weeks after a baby’s birth but could last for up to three months.
While it may not have an impact on the newborn it does have an impact on parental well-being.
Study authors hope the data can help new moms with a history of migraines better prepare for a colicky baby in those first few months.
Researchers did not find the same connection between colic and a father’s history of migraines.
The study results were reported by the American Headache Society.