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Is it normal for my baby to excrete spit-up from his nose?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Young babies may spit a little milk out the nose, when spitting up out the mouth.

In brief: Yes
Young babies may spit a little milk out the nose, when spitting up out the mouth.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
The way your baby's stomach, esophagus, back of throat and back of nose are connected is much more of a straight line than it is when you are an adult.
So yes, when stuff comes up from the stomach, it is pretty much a direct line out the nose!. As your head grows and your facial structure changes, it is more likely to end up in your mouth but with the right position, could still come out your nose.

In brief: Yes
The way your baby's stomach, esophagus, back of throat and back of nose are connected is much more of a straight line than it is when you are an adult.
So yes, when stuff comes up from the stomach, it is pretty much a direct line out the nose!. As your head grows and your facial structure changes, it is more likely to end up in your mouth but with the right position, could still come out your nose.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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In brief: Yes
I wouldn't call it "excrete".
More like, "expel". The same questions apply to nasal spit-up as to mouth spit-up: is there choking? Aspiration? Severe cough? Turning blue? What's the weight gain like?

In brief: Yes
I wouldn't call it "excrete".
More like, "expel". The same questions apply to nasal spit-up as to mouth spit-up: is there choking? Aspiration? Severe cough? Turning blue? What's the weight gain like?
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Although it may look very serious, your baby is suffering from a common problem. Gastroesophageal reflux (ger) occurs in more than half of all babies in the first 3 months of life.
You can treat it by thickening feedings with 1 tsp of rice cereal to 2 oz formula and holding your baby upright during and after feedings. Your doctor may try medication if these treatments aren't enough.

In brief: Yes
Although it may look very serious, your baby is suffering from a common problem. Gastroesophageal reflux (ger) occurs in more than half of all babies in the first 3 months of life.
You can treat it by thickening feedings with 1 tsp of rice cereal to 2 oz formula and holding your baby upright during and after feedings. Your doctor may try medication if these treatments aren't enough.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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