Jump to navigation. I never thought breastfed babies spit up this much. Is there something wrong with my baby?
It's normal for babies to spit up both breast milk and formula. Infants spit up after feedings sometimes every feeding and often bring up some milk when they burp. Despite this just being one of those things babies do, there are things you can do to help prevent it and keep your baby comfortable.
A: If your pediatrician is satisfied with your child's growth and weight gain, then all is probably well and your baby just has a bad case of reflux, which is very common in infants. Most of the time, reflux occurs when the muscle between the stomach and esophagus is too loose, which allows stomach acid and food to slosh back up into the esophagus. Although reflux can make your baby and you miserable, the good news is it's not serious and usually subsides by the time a baby is about 6 months old.
A newborn's ability to eat and digest food is essential to growth and development. Most babies are able to absorb nutrients and have normal bowel movements after being fed. Trouble in any of these areas can be a short-term adjustment or a sign of a more serious problem.
Spitting up, sometimes called physiological or uncomplicated reflux, is common in babies and is usually but not always normal. Most young babies spit up sometimes, since their digestive systems are immature, making it easier for the stomach contents to flow back up into the esophagus the tube connecting mouth to stomach. Babies often spit up when they get too much milk too fast.
Reflux: backwards flow of milk when it goes up instead of down. Acid Reflux: when stomach acid flows back along with the milk up the esophagus, causing heartburn-like pain. He may seem to throw up in his mouth, then swallow it back down.
July 03, In the early days after the birth, many babies will vomit up mucous from their stomach. This is mostly the remnants of the amniotic fluid that was swallowed in the womb, mixed with mucous produced by the lining of the baby's stomach, in preparation for absorbing milk feeds.
Here are answers to some common queries that mothers — new and veteran — may have. Many infants will spit up a little after some — or even all — feedings or during burping because their digestive tracts are immature. That's perfectly normal. As long as your baby is growing and gaining weight and doesn't seem uncomfortable with the spitting up, it's OK.
Babies spit up because they are just being babies. They gulp milk and air, and the air settles beneath the milk in the stomach. Some ravenous eaters gulp too much milk too fast, and the overloaded tummy sends some back.