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How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat if he spits up frequently?

How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat if he spits up frequently?

Spitty babies: The bottom line here is in the numbers. The newborn and young infant should gain about an ounce a day (some more, some less based on birth factors). If your baby is meeting those weight gain goals, you can rest assured that enough is staying down despite the spit up. If your baby is not, or if s/he is experiencing pain associated with feeding or spit up, be sure to talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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