Babies spit up often but mostly it is not because of any medical condition. While it may be a nuisance for you but it is not always due to what is called gastroesophagael reflux; a disease. Other than that, your baby is most likely to be what paediatricians call a “happy spitter”. A happy spitting baby's lower part of the swallowing organ, the oesophagus is not developed enough to tighten for preventing the swallowed food from moving back up to the mouth.
How to know whether my baby is a 'Happy Spitter' or not?
Babies spit up or vomit from time to time. There are some who do it after every feed. After a spit up, look for the following symptoms.
If your little bundle of joy displays all the above symptoms, then she is a "a happy spitter" and does not need any treatment. You can expect this problem to end after 4 to 5 months or at most by the time she celebrates his first birthday.
Does your baby suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
If you find that your baby’s spit up is accompanied with great discomfort, it may be diagnosed as GERD. Its symptoms are –
You need to visit your paediatrician who will diagnose and treat this condition.
For those parents who are worried about this problem, the following tips are handy:
Babies spitting up may not be the most pleasant part of parenting, but if one is a “happy spitter”, it is not advisable to use medication for stopping it. It should be taken as a normal routine occurrence.
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