Why do babies spit milk, why do they spit milk?
Why do babies spit milk?
Whether it is breastfeeding or formula, baby vomiting is very common.
Because vomiting caused by contraction and contraction of abdominal muscles and diaphragm muscles is different, spitting milk is mainly because the food in the stomach is returned to the esophagus and oral cavity. The child is usually not uncomfortable, so it is also called “overflowing milk”.
So what about baby vomiting?
Why do babies spit milk?
The muscles of the stomach and esophagus are connected to the circle muscles. The tension of the muscles can help control the things in the stomach from flowing up into the esophagus.
In infancy, especially in the first few months of life, when the muscles of this circle are not fully developed, the stomach contents are easily returned.
According to statistics, 50% of babies within three months will have spitting milk, especially after feeding.
Some babies spit milk because of reflux, and some babies have reflux, but they don’t spit out, but the mothers noticed that the baby had swallowing sounds or movements after breastfeeding, or felt the baby squatting.
These babies usually don’t feel pain because of reflux, so they don’t cry, and their growth and development are normal. There is no problem of weight loss or decrease.
When some babies have reflux, the content of stomach acid caused by esophageal stimulation, and even esophagitis, may cause pain and other discomfort, affecting children’s eating and even growth and development, this reflux may be gastroesophageal reflux disease.
What should I do if my baby spits milk?
Spitting milk can’t be completely “healed”, but the following methods can help your baby reduce spit milk: 鈼?Try to be quiet, calm and happy when feeding.
鈼?Avoid disturbing during the baby’s feeding process, sudden noise, glare and other things that distract the baby.
鈼?Always take pictures of your baby during the feeding process.
鈼?Do not let your baby lie flat and feed.
鈼?Each time you finish eating milk, it will actually hold for 20-30 minutes.
鈼?Do not squeeze your baby’s abdomen or retina to play when you have just finished feeding.
鈼?Don’t wait until you are too hungry to feed him.
鈼?When feeding with a bottle, make sure that the hole in the nipple is not too large (so that the formula is replaced too quickly) is not too small (this will cause the baby to cause obstacles and allow him to swallow more air).
Drop a few drops after tilting the bottle and stop, indicating that the holes in the nipple are the right size.
Tilt the bottle while breastfeeding and let the milk fill the entire pacifier.
鈼?Raise the bedside of the entire crib (but do not use a pillow) and let the baby sleep on his back (back down, but the face can be sideways).
Keeping his head high above the stomach can prevent suffocation by spitting milk after falling asleep.