Often Spit Up?
I want to ask, my child is only 13 days old, why does my child have to get nauseous when I drink breast milk or formula milk, then when I drink, I also want to spit up, what is the cause, and how to deal with it so that it doesn’t appear spit up and nauseous before drinking breastmilk or formula milk, do you have to change formula milk or what? nThank you
Hello Rini, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
Spitting up is very normal in young babies, especially newborns in the first 1-2 months. Spitup can occur because the baby's digestive tract is not yet fully developed and will spit up on its own after the baby is able to sit at the age of 4-6 months. If your baby is only 13 days old, it is normal for your baby to spit up, especially after drinking milk (breast milk or formula).
Here are some things you can do to reduce spitting up in babies:
When breastfeeding directly or when giving milk from a bottle to a baby, position the head and stomach above the baby's body higher so that the air in the digestive tract is easier to expel when belching. If you are feeding from a bottle, choose a nipple that has a smaller hole and a slower flow. Don't overfeed your baby. A crying baby does not necessarily indicate a hungry baby. Giving excessive milk will cause the baby to spit up more often and even vomit. Burp your baby more often while you are breastfeeding. For example, if you are breastfeeding right away, burp when you are changing your breasts and after you are done breastfeeding, if you are giving a bottle, burp in the middle of the breast. Hold the baby in an upright position 20-30 minutes after breastfeeding
Look for the following signs, if you find these signs, you should take the child to the Pediatrician for further evaluation:
The child does not gain weight The child looks vomiting and not spit up (there is pressure on the baby's stomach when the fluid comes out of the mouth and the discharge looks spraying) The discharge is greenish yellow The baby cries and becomes more fussy when breastfeeding or does not want to suckle at all. and choking with each feed
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