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when should my baby spit up?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
OFTEN...: After all, most mom's have baby showers. And most mom's buy or get gifts of burp cloths and bibs. There is a big reason to have stocks of these for a baby. And this is because all babies spit up and many do it frequently. I am always shocked by how many parents prepared for spitting up and then are shocked and worried when baby does it. Spit up is fine unless it hurts or baby doesnt gain weight.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
More than you think: All bebies have "wet burps", a bit of milk is regurgitated when ever you try burping or sometimes when you change positions. Babies muscles, including the one that keeps food from coming up once it is in the stomach are less developed and it will take some time for them to be coordinated and strong. As long as the baby is happy and thriving it should not be a concern.

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How do I know if my baby is spitting up too much?

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Dr. Salil Gupta
Pediatrics 35 years experience
It is normal: Most babies have some degree of "reflux" and stomuch contents come upto baby's mouth and baby spits up. It is very commom to have spitting and generally it will get better as baby is growing. As long as baby is keeping most of the feedings down and gaining weight, don't worry about it. Talk to your pediatrician during your baby's next visit if your are still worried about it.
A 27-year-old member asked:

When can I expect my baby to stop spitting up?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
4 Months Old: Most spitting up resolves between 4-6 months of age. Many factors contribute to the improvement, including the normal maturation of the valve between the esophagus and the stomach, the introduction of solid foods, and the baby starting to sit up which makes it more difficult for milk to come up and out.
A 27-year-old member asked:

Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Reflux: Make sure to burp the baby and do not overfeed another way to prevent is t keep your baby sirloin for a few minutes after is fed.
A 27-year-old member asked:

My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her milk?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends: Spitting up is not uncommon and does not always mean that there is a problem. If your child is in pain, is not gaining weight, or the spitting up seems to be more forceful and more frequent then they need to be seen by their pediatrician. It can be very frustrating to have a spitty baby, but if they are happy and growing, the spitting will resolve with time.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Why does baby spit up smell like sour milk?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Gotta love babies.: Like so many other adorable things babies produce, that sour milk smell is just the normal smell of baby spitup. It's partially digested food/formula/milk mixed with your baby's stomach acid. It doesn't mean the food is going bad.

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