For those who are not familiar with Infantile Colic, and have never had the pleasure of dealing with a child who is has it, you have no idea how devastating it can be on parents’ nerves. Why? It is characterized by constant crying, screaming, whining, and pains in the stomach area. The spells of crying can last for hours, and parents’ nerves are shot at the end of such spells. This type of crying leads to aerophagia, which is the swallowing of air. This then causes the enlargement of the bowels, which then creates more pain, which creates more crying…you are beginning to get the picture! Colic is also characterized by passing an exorbitant amount of gas causing the stomach to get large and bloated with gas. The infant does not appear to be ill, is gaining weight, and has a good appetite. If either of those is absent, then the incessant crying may be caused by a problem different from Colic.