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Could babies produce more spit than adults?

Could babies produce more spit than adults?

Why Yes!: Babies start to really drool between four to six months as they start the process of teething. So they are very "drooly" from that point until they cut their molars around age 2. Be sure to have plenty of bibs and burb cloths on hand! ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Why do babies spit/vomite. I have a month old and just wondered is it becuaes of being full?

Why do babies spit/vomite. I have a month old and just wondered is it becuaes of being full?

Reflux: Reflux by itself is with us thru out life. If you can burp/belch/spit up then you reflux. Reflux disease implies important negatives:pain, weight loss, etc. Reflux without pain is normal and common in babies. Upright posture after meals helps most of us avoid it. As long as babies feed often and lay flat, gravity is not helping keep the food down & they may have it. ...Read more

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Can mixing infant mortrine in my babies formula have the same affects as though I give it alone. She spits any mess out when I give it to her by itsel?

Can mixing infant mortrine in my babies formula have the same affects as though I give it alone. She spits any mess out when I give it to her by itsel?

Sure: Like my mother used to say, it all goes in the same place anyway. Just make sure you mix it well and she drinks all the formula in the bottle otherwise she might not ingest all of the medicine. ...Read more

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What is easiest way to give medicine to 3 years old infant who refuses and actually spits out medicine if forced.?

What is easiest way to give medicine to 3 years old infant who refuses and actually spits out medicine if forced.?

Syringe: Have the child leaning back in an adult's lap and squirt some in the side of mouth/cheek with a syringe and have a small incentive ready -maybe a sweet drink or a biscuit. ...Read more

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Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

No: Babies will be teething on and off for a period of 18 to 30 months and "spitting up" isn't a feature of teething. ...Read more

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WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

Reflux: It is most likely due to infant gastric esophageal reflux (GED). It is very common in infant due to the anatomy at this age. Make sure burp them after each feeding and keep upright position for another 15min after feeding. May elevate the head of the bed/crib 15-30 degree to prevent reflux. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies

How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies

Doubt it: Most spitters have exaggerated reflux.This usually worsens until about 4 months before starting to improve.Formula changes seldom help. True lactose intolerance affects few newborns but can occur transiently after a bad diarrhea. Acidic watery stools are a common finding. ...Read more

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My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

Usually OK: Most babies spit up food. As long as your babies are gaining weight well, there is usually nothing to worry about. Spitting up will gradually get better with age. ...Read more

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Unusually more spit ups with resistance to feed. ... After being fed on infant formula for my 2 month baby. Is this normal?

Unusually more spit ups with resistance to feed. ... After being fed on infant formula for my 2 month baby. Is this normal?

See pediatrician: Formula you are using may not agree with the infant, hence the spitting and reluctance to drink the formula. Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My babies toes are spit... is it ok to clean the spit and super glue them back like I do on my own when the same thing happens?

My babies toes are spit... is it ok to clean the spit and super glue them back like I do on my own when the same thing happens?

No: I would not recommend applying super glue on a baby. Their rate of healing is much faster than an adults and an cuts will typically heal within a couple of days. Protect the toes and if you are concerned with non-healing or infection please see a specialist immediately. ...Read more

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How long should new born babies spit up mucus?

How long should new born babies spit up mucus?

Spitting Mucus: Hello! Newborns may spit up mucus leftover from amniotic fluid up to 72 hrs after birth but tends to resolve sooner. If the saliva seems excessive, a doc visit is needed to check for issues of the esophagus. Spitting up milk is also common in newborns and should be discussed with your doc to ensure it's normal infant reflux. For future consults, my link is healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd PNYTKV. ...Read more

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Can vaccines cause babies to have digestive issues like spit up the day after being administered?

Can vaccines cause babies to have digestive issues like spit up the day after being administered?

See below.: No, vaccines generally would not cause this. What vaccine (s) did the baby you are talking about have? I would recommend that you contact your baby's doctor and discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

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My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

Feedings and spittin: Hard answer without knowing your infant's age. But are you "burping" your baby after feedings. Babies take in alot of air using bottles and nipples - burping them will reduce the air bubble. Sometimes spitting up is due to formula issues - changing to a non cow's milk formula may help. Gaviscon drops may also help. If the spitting is getting worse - dicuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to blow bubbles from the mouth?

Is it normal for babies to blow bubbles from the mouth?

Human trick: Babies are orally focused, so if they identify how they did that cool thing and how to repeat it, they'll be self-amusing. Of course, when the grown ups all get goofy when they do it, we reinforce it further. ...Read more

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Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?

Why do babies always stick everything in their mouth? Also my son is almost two, is it normal for him to still be doing it?

Of the 5 senses that: Allow us to explore & understand the world, what touches our lips/ mouths in a pleasurable, fulfilling way is one of the first. If that's so rewarding, why not try other things to see if they're as enjoyable? Developmentally, from 6 mos.-3 yrs is typical for mouthing objects. Insuring that access is limited to safe, clean objects too large to swallow or choke on is a parent's responsibility. ...Read more

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What are the tiny bumps on the inside of my infant's mouth?

What are the tiny bumps on the inside of my infant's mouth?

Epstein pearls: White spots appearing on the gums and the roof of the mouth (palate) are called epstein pearls. ...Read more

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The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?  

The inside of my babies mouth and lips are white. Is this normal?  

May be thrush: Thrush is a whitish coating inside the mouth (on the tongue, inside cheeks, the gums, etc...) caused by an overgrowth of yeast (candida). Candida is normally in people's mouths, but in small amounts so is invisible. Thrush is non-urgent if a baby is behaving fine, but should be evaluated by a primary care doctor who can prescribe medication if needed (if no over-the-counter treatment available). ...Read more

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My infant baby opens her mouth while sleeping, what is wrong?

Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal passages are clear of mucous by using the salt water nose drops and a bulb syringe. If you baby is comfortable and doesn't sound congested, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Infant (age 1yr 3 months) had fever. Now his mouth have started bleeding. Pls let me know the reasons and possible remedies for the same.

Infant (age 1yr 3 months) had fever. Now his mouth have started bleeding. Pls let me know the reasons and possible remedies for the same.

Probable viral infec: Fever with a small amount of bleeding from the mouth could be a viral infection like coxsackie. Small ulcers can be painful -- treat with increased fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen). Other cause could be gingivitis -- inflamed gums. Massage the gums gently and give fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. If lots of bleeding, your baby needs to be seen and evaluated! ...Read more

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I'm a healthcare worker and my snot dripped into my babies mouth. If MRSA were to be living I my nose what will happen to the baby? She's 7 weeks.

I'm a healthcare worker and my snot dripped into my babies mouth. If MRSA were to be living I my nose what will happen to the baby? She's 7 weeks.

Digestion is great: Chances are the enzymes in babies saliva will begin neutralizing the material and it will be destroyed by acid when it gets to the stomach. MRSA doesn't survive the transit into the distal GI tract. I would be more concerned if you dripped it into her nose. Plan to modify your practices when dealing with baby. Wash hands well and ware a mask if you think you might carry something home from work. ...Read more

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Is it safe for dogs to lick babies on the mouth my daughter in law allows their dog to lick their baby on the mouth. She says that it is safe. Please let me know if this is safe for the baby.

Is it safe for dogs to lick babies on the mouth my daughter in law allows their dog to lick their baby on the mouth. She says that it is safe. Please let me know if this is safe for the baby.

By: By asking this question on this forum, you already question the safety of your daugther-in-law's decisions, and therefore you have already answered your own question.

Dogs lick the floor, their hair, and even their private parts. I know I would not want to have that tongue anywhere near my mouth. At the very least it is unsanitary, and that is not good for the infant. ...Read more

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Does barley tea help kill bacteria in babies mouth?

Does barley tea help kill bacteria in babies mouth?

Don't think so...: I don't find any real evidence that this is true. And babies should not have harmful bacteria in their mouth anyway, so need to kill it. ...Read more

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Can babies breathe through their mouth if their nose is stopped up while asleep?

Can babies breathe through their mouth if their nose is stopped up while asleep?

Depends on age/posit: In the first 6m the neck is so short the baby must hold the head up & back to drop the jaw & mouth breathe. This is not a natural position so babies seldom sleep well. The growth of the neck by about 2-3 cm over that time allows the head to be neutral with the jaw open. In early infancy the nose must be clear to breathe without a struggle. ...Read more

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What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?

What happens if an infant accidentally gets a small amount of her own poop in her mouth? Do infants have e.coli in their feces?

No problem: All people have E Coli in their feces but it is not a pathogen. An infant getting a small amount of her own stool in her mouth will suffer no consequences. ...Read more

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10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

10 1/2 mnth with dry red bumpy rash around mouth, chin, nose & cheeks. Getting worse, seems to itch. What can I put on to heal it? Aquaphor for babies

Itchy skin rashes: Persistent dry, red and itchy skin rashes are consistent with dermatitis, most commonly it is atopic dermatitis or eczema. You can try otc Hydrocortisone cream apply to the area twice a day. Keep using aquaphor. Sometimes you need an antibiotic course if it gets infected. See an allergist or dermatologist if it does not improve by those simple measures so we can look at the rashes. ...Read more