Is It Dangerous To Swallow Spit Up In A 3 Month Old Baby?
I want to ask, I have a 3 month old child when he finishes breastfeeding he likes to spit even though he is finished breastfeeding I always pat him on the back while standing up. Well, when I put him on the bed, he sputtered, I haven’t had a chance to tilt his body to let the milk come out, but he swallowed the milk, do you think it’s dangerous if you swallow it. Please explain
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Spitting up is a condition when a baby suddenly releases fluid from his mouth. In contrast to vomiting, when the baby spits up it does not look painful and there is no compulsion to expel it. This condition is common in healthy babies and occurs when the baby swallows too much air while feeding or suckles too much.
So because the origin is indeed from the digestive system, it doesn't matter if the spit up is swallowed. The problem is when too much spit up, which is more than 2 tablespoons, causes the child to not gain weight, and the child looks lethargic. If that happens, immediately consult a doctor. If you want to know more about spit-up, click on the following link to our article on spit-up. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa