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Why Do Babies Spit Up After Every Feeding
Unusually more spit ups with resistance to feed .... After being fed on infant formula for my 2 month baby. Is this normal ?
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
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
GER: Gastroesophageal reflux is common in infants until their esophageal sphincter develops, and are prone to increased symptoms after feeds, while laying flat, with pressure on the abdomen and with rapid position changes. Common symptoms include spitting up, nasal congestion, fussiness, gagging/coughing and more. GER usually diminishes around 6 months. ...Read more
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
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?
Why would mybaby choke spit up and turn blue nermous times what should I do chan babies lose brian cells when their blue
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is easiest way to give medicine to 3 years old infant who refuses and actually spits out medicine if forced. ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Will it damage a babies eye if she gets spit up in it since it's acidic? I tried to wash her eye out after it but was just wondering.
No issue: It should not be a problemGet a more detailed answer ›
My 2week old baby is projectile spitting up every time he is fed even with sensitive formula. He isn't fussy. No gas. What could be going on?
Projectile vomiting: Without more details like: is he making the normal number of wet diapers? How is his weight? How much and how often are you feeding him? It is difficult to know for sure. One thing is for certain he needs an evaluation - at 2 weeks of age he's at incredibly high risk to become dehydrated very quickly. The cause needs to be investigated and quickly. Call your pediatrician on-call now. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My newborn baby is both bottle and breast fed. He has been spitting up very severely after every fed & chokes while eating, very gasy. How to cure?
Talk to your doctor: These problems happen to a lot of moms and babies. To sort out how big a problem it is and what is the best treatment, talk to your baby's doctor. It's important to figure out how best to feed wihout choking and how to have less spitting up. Both are risks for cough and pneumonia, as well as poor growth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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