A 19-year-old female asked:
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week old baby spits up in her sleep so i worry about her being flat on back. is it okay for her to sleep in her swing that is slightly inclined?

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Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If she is refluxing, she will need to be propped up.
Answered on Jun 3, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Back is best: Babies who spit up will turn their head automatically. An incline of several degrees is ok, but too much incline leads baby to angle perpendicular to how they lay down.Swings that suspend a newborn baby can lead to airway compromise and suffocation during sleep as babies head drops to one side.
Answered on Jun 3, 2013

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