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What can I do to minimize spit-ups or vomiting ?

You can follow simple things to ensure baby is more comfortable and spits up less often :

  • Do not play with or jostle baby immediately after feeding.
  • Keep baby upright for 20-30 minutes to ensure milk remains down and does not flow back to esophagus.
  • Do not over-feed. If baby wants to stop, do not force baby to finish the bottle.
  • Feed at regular intervals. Over-hungry babies tend to over-feed.
  • Burp your baby after each feeding. If baby has problem of gas, burp between feeds too.
  • If bottle-feeding, ensure you use correct nipple size.
  • If breast-feeding, check your diet to see if something you are eating may be causing the problem. Tery avoid the item to see if that helps.

When should I call a doctor ?

 You must consult a doctor if :

  • baby is irritable and regularly cries after spitting up.
  • baby is not gaining weight properly.
  • baby vomits large amount of feed and it looks greenish or yellowish in color.
  • baby also has fever.

When in doubt, it is best to consult doctor.

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