My baby cries a lot.

For babies, crying is a natural and normal way of self-expression.

It can mean that something is making the baby uncomfortable or unhappy, such as too much activity or handling, a dirty diaper, or even tummy pains.

It can also mean that the baby just needs to be close to you. Babies who are hungry do cry, but it is a late sign of hunger.

It’s normal to see an increase in periods of infant crying until about 2 months of age, and then those periods will begin to lessen.

If you’re having a hard time coping with your baby’s crying, seek help from your partner, family, friends, or healthcare provider.

NEVER shake a baby. Try skin-to-skin contact and gentle noises.