Yes, colic is more common in first children. However there are some good reasons behind this fact.
- Parents are not as good at helping their babies to burp, and should arm themselves with knowledge of correct baby burping procedures and techniques.
- Parents are more prone to overfeeding a fussy baby, thereby often contributing to the problem.
- Parents are nervous with their first baby (overly responsive to every little cry) and this is can be another contributing factor.