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How to prevent your baby from spitting up breast milk

Both breast milk and formula are normal for babies to spit up. Infants spit up after meals (sometimes after every meal) and frequently bring up milk when they burp. Doctors may refer to a baby who spits up but is otherwise healthy, has no breathing problems, and is thriving and growing well as a "happy spitter." Despite the fact that this is just one of those things that babies do, there are things you can do to help prevent it and keep your baby happy. There are also signs to watch for that may indicate that spitting up necessitates a visit to the doctor. There are various things you may do to lessen the likelihood or frequency of your baby spitting up.

Reduce the number of times you feed your baby.

Formula-fed infants should wait at least two and a half hours between feedings, while breastfed infants should wait at least two hours, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Allowing the stomach to empty before adding more milk is essential.

Organize a Powerful Let-Down

Your milk may be flowing too fast for your baby if you have a strong let-down reflex. If possible, nurse your baby in a reclined position so that the milk is absorbed against gravity. To help slow down the flow, pump or express some milk from your breasts before starting a feeding.

Feedings should be calm and quiet.

While breastfeeding, try to keep distractions, noise, and bright lights to a minimum. Slightly slower feedings may result in fewer spit-ups. Also, don't bounce or engage in high-intensity play right after a feeding.

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American Academy of Pediatrics

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