Causes Babies Age 1 Week Often Vomit And Spit Up After Breastfeeding?
Tonight, my baby is 1 week old drinking active breast milk. The result is often cheap and spit up … besides that his lips turn black. Is that dangerous?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Spit up or reflux of stomach contents normally occurs in the first 2 weeks of a baby's life. This condition is due to a lot of milk production but the baby's stomach size is still quite small. Spit up will decrease over time because the breast of the mother will begin to adjust according to the habits of breastfeeding the baby, so will the baby's digestion will increasingly adapt with age. Baby digestion will develop where the stomach valve will get stronger to prevent backflow of fluid entering the stomach.
The difference between spit up and vomiting that is abnormal is in vomiting the volume of fluid that comes out more and tends to spray because of a stronger urge from the stomach. In conditions of spit up babies are usually not fussy, suckling is still good, weight gain, and bowel movements and urinating smoothly. Such spit up conditions do not require special therapy.
What mothers can do to prevent excessive spit up include:
1. After breastfeeding, hold the baby upright for 30 minutes
2. Don't press on the baby's abdomen, and burp the baby
3. Don't force the baby to drink more milk than needed
4. Position the baby sleeping on her back at an angle of 45-60 degrees in babies with excessive spit up.
Exclusive breastfeeding remains the first choice in babies with complaints of spit up. According to research babies who get breast milk experience fewer complaints about spit up than babies who get formula milk.
Spit up in healthy babies will disappear until the age of 18-24 months, because the mother does not need to worry too much during the growth and development of the baby either.
That's all, hopefully