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Is it normal for my baby to spit up a lot after feedings and what can I do to minimize it?

Hi everyone,

I am a first-time mom and my baby boy is 3 weeks old. I have noticed that he spits up a lot after every feeding, sometimes even hours after he has eaten. I am concerned if this is normal or if there is something wrong with him.

He is exclusively breastfed and I make sure to burp him after every feed, but it doesn't seem to make a difference. He also seems to be gaining weight and is generally happy and content between feedings.

Can anyone offer advice on what might be causing this and how I can minimize it? I have heard of things like changing feeding positions or keeping the baby upright for a certain amount of time after feeding, but I'm not sure if these will work.

Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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ndeckow

Hi there,

When my daughter was born, she would spit up heavily after every feeding. It made me worry a lot, so I spoke to my pediatrician regarding the same. He reassured me that it’s not unusual for babies to spit up after each feed, and it usually subsides by the time they reach six months old. As long as my baby wasn't showing any signs of discomfort, there was nothing to worry about.

To minimize the spitting up, I learned to hold her upright while feeding and maintain that position for about 20 to 30 minutes after the feed, which allowed time for her to digest. I also spoke to a lactation consultant, and she suggested trying different breastfeeding positions.

One more thing that worked for me was waiting for an hour after my baby had eaten before lying her down. I used to use a wedge pillow to keep her head elevated, which helped in digestion and also reduced instances of spit-up.

In conclusion, most babies experience spitting up, and it is usually nothing to worry about. Try feeding in different positions, holding your baby upright, waiting before lying them down, and feed small amounts more frequently. I hope these tips help you and your baby.

ferry.angie

Hi there,

I had a similar experience with my baby girl when she was around the same age. Every time after breastfeeding, she would spit up a lot, and it made me anxious as a new mom. On speaking to my pediatrician, I was told that such spitting up is quite common for babies and usually not a cause for concern.

To minimize the spitting up, I started by nursing her in a more upright position and then holding her upright after her feeds for about 10-15 minutes. This helped with digestion and reduced the instances of my baby spitting up. Additionally, I tried to slow her feeding down and made sure she wasn't taking in too much air while breastfeeding.

Although my baby did continue to spit up occasionally, she eventually outgrew it, and it was just a normal part of her development. My advice to any new moms experiencing this is to not worry too much, as long as your baby is gaining weight and is overall healthy.

However, if you feel like your baby is vomiting rather than just spitting up, it is best to speak with your pediatrician to rule out any underlying conditions.

Hope this helps!

ystracke

Hello everyone,

As a new mom, I went through the same experience with my baby who used to spit up a lot after every feeding. I breastfed her and made sure to burp her after every feed, but still, it didn't seem to make a difference.

After consulting my pediatrician, I learned that spit-up is quite common and mostly nothing to worry about unless your baby is not gaining weight properly. To minimize it, I tried to keep my baby upright for at least 30 minutes after every feed, which helped in digestion and led to less spit-up.

I also found that feeding her smaller amounts more frequently instead of large amounts helped. It gave my little one more time to digest the milk and reduced the amount of air she was swallowing.

One thing to keep in mind is that each baby has its own unique challenges, so what works for one may not work for another. It's always a good idea to consult your pediatrician regarding the spitting issue and not hesitate to ask for advice.

In conclusion, spitting up is a common issue in infants and not usually a cause for concern unless your baby has other issues. Just try different feeding positions, keep them upright after feeds, and feed smaller portions. Hopefully, these tips will work for you too.

aurore.kerluke

Hi all,

I am a new mom who had a similar experience with my baby girl. She used to spit up a lot after every feed, and it used to make me worry about her health. However, after speaking with my doctor, I learned that this was pretty common to happen in babies and is not usually a cause for concern.

To minimize the spitting up, I tried to nurse her more slowly, taking breaks during the feed to give her time to digest. This helped her to take in less air and reduced instances of spit-up. Additionally, I found that keeping her upright for around 20-30 minutes after every feed helped speed up the digestion process, reducing the likelihood of spit-up.

I also learned from my doctor that it is normal for babies to spit up a little bit of milk every now and then, as their digestive system is not fully developed. However, if the amount of milk being spit up is too much or if it contains blood, it is better to consult a doctor to check for possible underlying health issues.

In conclusion, spitting up is usually not a cause for worry and is a normal part of a baby's development. Do try these tips, and if the problem persists, don't hesitate to talk to your doctor.

Hope this helps!

pauline45

Hi there,

I experienced something similar with my baby when he was around the same age. He would spit up quite a bit after every feeding, and it was concerning to me as I felt like he wasn't keeping down enough breast milk.

After speaking to my pediatrician, I learned that spitting up is completely normal for babies and is usually not a cause for concern as long as the baby is gaining weight and seems otherwise healthy. In my case, my baby just had a strong gag reflex that made him spit up more often.

To minimize the spitting up, I tried different feeding positions such as holding him more upright or letting him rest on his side while feeding. I also made sure to burp him multiple times during and after each feeding. Additionally, I found that keeping him upright for about 20 minutes after each feeding helped prevent any further spitting up.

If you're still worried, I would recommend speaking with your pediatrician to rule out any underlying conditions. But based on my personal experience, spitting up is a normal part of a baby's development and there are things you can do to minimize it.

Best of luck!

aufderhar.raoul

Hello everyone,

My daughter also used to spit up a lot after every feed, which made me worried as a new mom. However, I learned from other experienced moms and doctors that spitting up is quite common in infants and is usually not a cause for concern.

To minimize the spitting up, I started to pace my feeding sessions with my daughter, ensuring that she wasn't overfeeding or taking too much milk in at once. I also kept her elevated while feeding her and waited for some time after every feed before lying her down. Additionally, I switched to burping her after every few minutes of feeding her, and that allowed her to burp out any air that she swallowed while breastfeeding.

Furthermore, I also realized that when I ate certain foods, my daughter would spit up more. So, I kept a food diary, which helped me identify when my daughter would spit up more and which foods were causing it.

In conclusion, spitting up is a usual occurrence in infants, and it's not usually a cause of concern unless it's combined with other symptoms. Simple techniques like pacing feeds, burping frequently, elevating the baby while feeding, and keeping them upright after feedings can help reduce the amount of spit-up. Do remember to consult your doctor if you're worried, and hopefully, these techniques will work for you too.

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