All babies cry. Some cry loud and often enough to be called "colicky". No one knows exactly what causes colic. The baby screams and seems to have stomach pains, but is not seriously ill.
Sometimes parents think that if they go to their baby each time he cries, they are teaching him to cry even more to get attention. Babies don't work this way!
By now someone has probably told you that feeding your baby solid foods, like cereal, will help him sleep through the night. While you may want to try anything to get a whole night's sleep, solid foods probably aren't the answer.
Babies need to suck, and sometimes feeding isn't enough to meet their sucking needs. Extra sucking on a finger, thumb, fist, or pacifier can help baby calm down when she is upset.
Life with a new baby is hectic. Your needs seem to take a back seat to your baby's needs. But by the second month baby may be settling into a more predictable schedule. For many babies, night-time sleeping lengthens and feedings may be required every 4 hours.