For about one in 10 babies, there will be another factor which is causing them to cry. In these cases, your baby may have other symptoms, such as:
- An abnormal cry that is high pitched
- Diarrhoea, vomiting, blood in your baby’s poo or weight loss
- Feeding problems and bringing up milk
- An intolerance or temporary allergy to cow’s milk protein in breast milk or formula milk.
- A temporary intolerance to lactose. Your baby may also have trouble digesting the lactose found in breast milk or formula milk.
- Reflux, when your baby brings up feeds or vomits after feeding.
- Incorrect breastfeeding position. If your baby cries and detaches during feeds, it could mean he hasn’t latched on correctly.
- Another illness, such as a fever.