Baby Spitting Up

I am a 243 days / 8 months & 3 days old baby

Many babies spit up after eating due to overfeeding or because the valve that closes the upper part of the stomach is immature. It is usually not a concern as long as your baby is gaining weight and it is not causing him to cough or choke).[1]

Treatments

Feed your baby by placing him or her in an upright position. If you bottle-feed you baby, burp him or her every 3 to 5 minutes. Make sure the hole in the nipple on the bottle is not too large, or milk will come out too fast. Avoid laying your baby down following a feeding or moving him or her around too much before the food settles in the stomach.[2]

Is Spitting Up Normal?

Spitting up is messy, but it is a normal occurrence during your baby's early months. It rarely involves choking, coughing or pain.

However, you should contact your doctor if you notice your baby has the following symptoms:

* Is not gaining weight.
* Spits up a large amount of milk (more than 1 or 2 tablespoons)
* Spits up or vomits forcefully
* Has fewer wet diapers than normal
* Seems very tired or lethargic
* Spits up green or brown liquid[3]

Picture courtesy picturesof.net

spitting up newborn baby

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Notes:

[1] keepkidshealthy.com
[2] familydoctor.org
[3] ibid