Is It Safe If The Baby Rarely Spit Up?
, my baby is 1 month old and so far has only spit up 3 times. Should I be happy or should I be worried?
Spit up is vomiting of milk that occurs in babies after drinking milk. Spitting up is caused because the muscle ring at the border of the esophagus and stomach is not yet perfect, making it easier for the milk / milk in the stomach to rise back up and be expelled as milk vomit. The condition of the muscle ring will be more perfect after the baby is 4-5 months old. Thus the baby will spit up less and less over time.
To help reduce the chances of spitting up, there are a few tips that mothers can do, namely:
After breastfeeding, hold the baby in an upright position while gently patting the baby's back to burp After the baby is burping then the baby is laid down.Suck the baby in a more upright position, avoid giving milk (ASIP or formula milk) while the baby is lying flat If spitting up, tilt the baby's head so that the spit up does not get into the airway Clean the rest of the spit up with boiled water, change the baby's clothes if it is wet, consult the pediatrician if the baby spit up more than 2 tablespoons, weight loss / difficulty gaining, vomit is different (vomiting with blood spots, vomiting green, yellow, brown), or if the baby is fussy and looks in pain. If your baby rarely spit up, then you don't need to worry and can actually be relieved. But still make sure you burp the baby after the baby is fed so that the baby feels comfortable and prevents spitting up.
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Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y