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Colic RECS Learning Module


  1. Recognize colic in infant
  2. Provide anticipatory guidance to parents in the office or over the phone
  3. Explain natural history of colic
  4. Distinguish colic from other acute illnesses


  1. What is the estimated prevalence of colic?
  2. How is colic defined?
  3. What is the natural history of colic? (When does it peak and what time of day is the worst?)
  4. Name the common medications used to relieve colic?  Have they been shown to be effective as compared to placebo?
  5. What other etiologies should be on your differential for infant colic?

Reviewed 7/2017

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