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What should I do if my baby will spit up milk?

1.What is vomiting milk?

Spit-up is a common phenomenon in newborns. Spit-up can be caused by improper feeding or various diseases.

2. The difference between spitting up and overflowing milk

Vomiting is a series of complex excitatory reflex processes involving neuromuscular involvement. Milk spilling is simply the physical principle that causes the milk in the stomach to flow back into the mouth and the corners of the mouth through the esophagus (the baby's spray door is loose, improperly positioned, and stomach pressure In case of passive overflow of milk in the stomach), it is not true vomiting.

3. Why does the baby spit up milk?

For newborns with healthy appearance, breastfeeding too frequently, too much breastfeeding, changes in milk formula or improper concentration, feeding too fast, improper milk temperature, swallowing too much air, etc. may all lead to spitting up. If the baby vomits severely or has other abnormalities at the same time, consider the possibility of the disease and seek medical treatment in time. Vomiting in older babies may be related to infections and intestinal diseases.

4. The best way to solve vomiting is to help your baby burp

① Pick up the baby as much as possible to feed, and keep the baby's body in a 45-degree inclined state.

②Do not change the holding position immediately after feeding, and let the baby burp, so that it is not easy to cause spitting up.

③Baby using a feeding bottle: Be sure to choose the most suitable nipple hole. Too small is easy to inhale air; too large is easy to choke and cause violent cough, both of which may cause spitting up.

④If you are lying down, do not let your baby lie on his back immediately after feeding, but instead lie on his side for a while, then switch to lying on his back.