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1 month old bottle fed and eats about four ounces and burps after every 2 oz. When she burps she spits up about half of what she ate. What can I do?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics
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In brief: Maybe nothing...

Did you have a baby shower? Did people buy you burp cloths and bibs? Why? Answer..
. Because babies spit up. All babies spit up. If i handed u my baby to burp, you would put a burp cloth down. Now, everyone thinks spitting up is horrible and reflux is one of the most over diagnosed pediatric problems. Unless baby is in pain every spit up or not gaining weight well, or very projectile it's normal.

In brief: Maybe nothing...

Did you have a baby shower? Did people buy you burp cloths and bibs? Why? Answer..
. Because babies spit up. All babies spit up. If i handed u my baby to burp, you would put a burp cloth down. Now, everyone thinks spitting up is horrible and reflux is one of the most over diagnosed pediatric problems. Unless baby is in pain every spit up or not gaining weight well, or very projectile it's normal.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
ALSO, every parent thinks the spit up is 'most of what they ate!', but in reality a spit up that covers a WHOLE 8.5 X 11 inch piece of standard paper is like an ounce. A spit up covering a standard baby bib is like a half an ounce. IF your baby is gaining weight well, it's impossible that they are spitting out too much - or else they wouldn't grow...
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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In brief: Spits up

How long does it take for your baby to finish 4 ounces.
. If its less than 20-30 minutes he is consuming the milk too rapidly and as a result he is spitting up. You may want to slow him down by getting a nipple with a smaller hole and that way he wont be swallowing so much air and spitting up so much.

In brief: Spits up

How long does it take for your baby to finish 4 ounces.
. If its less than 20-30 minutes he is consuming the milk too rapidly and as a result he is spitting up. You may want to slow him down by getting a nipple with a smaller hole and that way he wont be swallowing so much air and spitting up so much.
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Dr. Ted Saha
Decrease the volume to two-three oz,you can feed more frequently.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine

In brief: Reduce qty / thicken

Mild spit up is very common.
It sounds as if you baby may be eating too much at each feed or have mild reflux. Try reducing the quantity in the bottle. If she still spits a lot try thickening the formula with baby cereal or purchasing a pre-thickened formula. If your baby is coughing with the spit up or seems fussy see your doctor. Always inform your doctor if you thicken her feeds.

In brief: Reduce qty / thicken

Mild spit up is very common.
It sounds as if you baby may be eating too much at each feed or have mild reflux. Try reducing the quantity in the bottle. If she still spits a lot try thickening the formula with baby cereal or purchasing a pre-thickened formula. If your baby is coughing with the spit up or seems fussy see your doctor. Always inform your doctor if you thicken her feeds.
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