Are All The Nutrients In Breast Milk Discarded When The Baby Spit Up?

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Hello, did all the breast milk go to waste when one month old baby spit up pretty much?

1 Answer:

Hi Andy,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Spit up is usually a normal condition due to the entry of a lot of gas into the digestive tract of babies whose age is still small. This condition often occurs if the baby suckles using a pacifier, suckles while crying or in a hurry, suckles while lying down, or is also not burped while breastfeeding. When spit up, the amount of fluid that comes out is usually small, flows not spurts), and is only a liquid that has just been consumed.


If the baby spit up enough, this condition may not spit up, but vomit. Vomiting is usually caused by many factors, including digestive infections, food or beverage allergies, poisoning, intolerance, intestinal inflammation, malabsorption, head injuries, viral or bacterial infections, and so on. This vomiting, obviously can make the intake of nutrients to the baby's body be reduced. Not only that, excessive vomiting can also cause a baby to fall into a state of dehydration, disruption of electrolyte balance, and so on.


How many times does your baby vomit in a day? Does your baby experience vomiting accompanied by other complaints, such as fever, diarrhea, colic, and so on?


If your baby vomits very often or is accompanied by severe complaints as mentioned above, you can check your baby directly to the doctor or pediatrician to get the right treatment. The doctor can observe the condition of your baby while providing the best management. Potential dangerous complications can be detected early by seeing the baby directly to the doctor.


For now, you can do the following:

Feed your baby ONLY ASI, without additional food or other drink
Don't breastfeed your baby using a pacifier, try to feed directly from your breast
Burp the baby after feeding
Before and after breastfeeding, wash your hands and clean your breasts
Do not carelessly give the baby medicine
Don't panic too much

Hope this helps ...

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