I have read that crying increases cortisol levels and shrinks the developing brain.
I always try my best to respond to my newborn within 10 seconds of crying (actual crying, if she's just squirming, I give her the opportunity to self soothe first).
Anyway I do this for most of the day and night, but from 6 pm to 12 am everyday she cries inconsably.
The paediatrician diagnosed colic.
I just hold her and rock her but she will cry and scream until her face is red. I'm very worried about this.
Although caring for a baby with colic is exhausting for me, I'm more concerned about her - it breaks my heart to see her cry