I'm a new mom of a 4-week-old baby and I've noticed that she's been spitting up quite frequently. She doesn't seem to be in pain, but there are times when she seems uncomfortable and fussy. I'm wondering if this is a sign of acid reflux and what I can do to manage it.
I've been exclusively breastfeeding her and I'm not sure if there's anything in my diet that could be triggering this. I've also tried keeping her upright for a while after feeding and burping her frequently, but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference. I would appreciate any tips or advice on how to help my baby feel more comfortable and reduce her spit-up episodes.
Thank you in advance!
I had a similar experience with my baby who had frequent spit-up and seemed uncomfortable. It turned out that she was indeed suffering from acid reflux. What worked for us was making some adjustments to her feeding routine. We started feeding her smaller amounts more frequently to reduce the amount of milk in her stomach at any given time.
We also raised the head of her crib slightly to prevent reflux while she was sleeping. Additionally, we started giving her tummy time and baby massage to help with digestion and reduce discomfort.
If you're breastfeeding, you may want to try cutting out certain foods that are known to trigger acid reflux such as caffeine, spicy foods, and dairy products. It's also a good idea to talk to your pediatrician to get their input and advice.
I hope these tips help!