Spit Up Baby 5 Months Old Is Brown?

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Good night. My child is 5 months old 2x spit clear and mixed with brown. The first spit up at 12 noon and the second at night. Between the two spit up to normal color. The same day has not defecated. The condition is not fussy and the stomach is not bloated. Why do you think? thanks.

1 Answer:

Hi Shofia,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Spit up in infants generally occurs due to the amount of gas that enters the digestive tract, for example when the baby suckles while crying, in a hurry, or also uses a pacifier. Often, this spit only releases milk that the baby has just consumed, in small amounts, flows, not spurts.


It should be clarified beforehand, is your baby currently still consuming exclusive breast milk? Are there additional food or drinks that your child consumes?


A baby's brown spit up may indicate blood in his digestive tract. This blood can naturally occur due to mild injury to the throat, for example if the baby spit up too much. It could also, this blood occurs due to more serious causes, such as digestive infections, intestinal inflammation, intolerance, malabsorption, food poisoning, volvulus, intussusception, and many other possible causes.


You can first resolve your baby's complaints with the following steps:

Give your baby only breast milk
Never give your baby extra food or drinks (including formula milk) without doctor's advice
Wash your baby's hands diligently, also clean the surrounding environment so that no dirt particles are swallowed into the digestive tract
Increase your milk by drinking lots, eating healthy foods, and don't stress too much
Always clean your breasts and wash your hands before and after breastfeeding the baby
Burp the baby after feeding

However, if your baby is very massive spit up (more than 5 times a day), or he looks fussy, in pain, weak, and experiencing other complaints that are more severe, you should check him directly to the doctor or pediatrician, right?


I hope this helps.

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