Jump to navigation. I never thought breastfed babies spit up this much. Is there something wrong with my baby? As babies grow and get older, they usually spit up less. Most will stop spitting up by 12 months of age. Click here to learn more.
About Us Login. While some spitting up after feeding is considered normal, reflux disease has recently come to light in small infants. This has led to almost an overtreatment of the issue with medications that may not even be safe in young babies. This article will explain the reason for you baby spitting or vomiting after eating and when you should worry. This tends to be at its worst around 4 months and goes away about 1 year of age. Babies have tiny stomachs and too much milk can cause them to spit up.
In-depth descriptions and ways to treat spitting up and vomiting. A more serious type of vomiting, called projectile vomiting, is also discussed. It's common for newborns to spit up after feeding. However, if your baby vomits after feeding, it could be a sign of viral infection in the stomach, a reaction to something they ate or another gastrointestinal problem. Many newborn babies and young infants are prone to spitting up some of their breast milk or formula during or shortly after a feeding.
Here are answers to some common queries that mothers — new and veteran — may have. Many infants will spit up a little after some — or even all — feedings or during burping because their digestive tracts are immature. That's perfectly normal. As long as your baby is growing and gaining weight and doesn't seem uncomfortable with the spitting up, it's OK.