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How do I know if my baby is spitting up too much?
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Dr. Salil Gupta
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Very large spitting
If the spitting color is brown, bright red or green, you should talk to your pediatrician immediately as further evalaution needs to be done.
Also, if spitting is large and shoots out of baby mouth or baby is not gaining weight, see your pediatrician.

In brief: Very large spitting
If the spitting color is brown, bright red or green, you should talk to your pediatrician immediately as further evalaution needs to be done.
Also, if spitting is large and shoots out of baby mouth or baby is not gaining weight, see your pediatrician.
Dr. Salil Gupta
Dr. Salil Gupta
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Dr. Salil Gupta
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is normal
Most babies have some degree of "reflux" and stomuch contents come upto baby's mouth and baby spits up.
It is very commom to have spitting and generally it will get better as baby is growing. As long as baby is keeping most of the feedings down and gaining weight, don't worry about it. Talk to your pediatrician during your baby's next visit if your are still worried about it.

In brief: It is normal
Most babies have some degree of "reflux" and stomuch contents come upto baby's mouth and baby spits up.
It is very commom to have spitting and generally it will get better as baby is growing. As long as baby is keeping most of the feedings down and gaining weight, don't worry about it. Talk to your pediatrician during your baby's next visit if your are still worried about it.
Dr. Salil Gupta
Dr. Salil Gupta
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Baby "spit up"
All babies have a certain ammount of "spit up" that resolves over the first 6 months of life.
As long as a baby gains weight, is happy and developing normally it should not be a problem. Make sure you do not over feed your baby, and that you do not rock him or put him in a swing after feeds. Keep your baby in his infant seat for about 30 minutes after feeds, it will keep him at an elevated angle.

In brief: Baby "spit up"
All babies have a certain ammount of "spit up" that resolves over the first 6 months of life.
As long as a baby gains weight, is happy and developing normally it should not be a problem. Make sure you do not over feed your baby, and that you do not rock him or put him in a swing after feeds. Keep your baby in his infant seat for about 30 minutes after feeds, it will keep him at an elevated angle.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: More than once a day
Many babies don't spit up except a few spoonfuls with a burp, or after a big feeding; and that may only happen once every day or two.
So, if a baby spits after most feedings, or spits more than a few spoonfuls, a doctor should evaluate the symptoms. Also, if a baby seems fussy or uncomfortable when eating or being spitty, the parent should talk to the doctor.

In brief: More than once a day
Many babies don't spit up except a few spoonfuls with a burp, or after a big feeding; and that may only happen once every day or two.
So, if a baby spits after most feedings, or spits more than a few spoonfuls, a doctor should evaluate the symptoms. Also, if a baby seems fussy or uncomfortable when eating or being spitty, the parent should talk to the doctor.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
In brief: Very common
Babies spit up because the valve that keeps food down has not fully matured.
This valve, the lower esophageal sphincter, connects the esophagus to the stomach and is responsible for keeping food in the stomach.

In brief: Very common
Babies spit up because the valve that keeps food down has not fully matured.
This valve, the lower esophageal sphincter, connects the esophagus to the stomach and is responsible for keeping food in the stomach.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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In brief: If she is not...
...Gaining enough weight.
It's not how much comes out that matters; it's what stays in.

In brief: If she is not...
...Gaining enough weight.
It's not how much comes out that matters; it's what stays in.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Michael Coogan
Pediatrics
In brief: Weigh her
All babies spit up.
Most of the time the amount is small and leads to more laundry but is not a medical problem. Some babies seem to spit up larger volumes. It is usually due to over-filling the stomach and is a reaction to that bigger volume of milk. If your baby acts normal, is happy and playful, has a good appetite and is gaining weight, then it's not too much.

In brief: Weigh her
All babies spit up.
Most of the time the amount is small and leads to more laundry but is not a medical problem. Some babies seem to spit up larger volumes. It is usually due to over-filling the stomach and is a reaction to that bigger volume of milk. If your baby acts normal, is happy and playful, has a good appetite and is gaining weight, then it's not too much.
Dr. Michael Coogan
Dr. Michael Coogan
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