The basic goal of communication is to achieve mutual understanding. A newborn baby doesn't have too many communication tools to work with, and so babies frequently resort to their default method: crying.
When your baby is crying, more often than not there's a purpose behind it that you, as the caregiver, are expected to determine.
The Mayo Clinic has compiled a list of possibilities to consider for why your infant might be crying.
Also included in this segment is information on taking care of yourself, as well as details on colic.
Monday, January 21, 2008