Regurgitation in babies is it normal?
It is normal for the baby to suffer from reflux and regurgitate until approximately 7 months of age, and the baby’s stomach fills up easily, which generates a small vomit. This is something that is very common with newborns and small babies.
The regurgitation occurs when the baby’s stomach is very full, so that the valve that opens the step in the stomach makes the esophagus open easily, allowing the baby to regurgitate the milk.
Asimism, too, can occur due to excess air in the stomach, and the baby can swallow a lot of air while breastfeeding. In this case, the air will occupy a large volume in the stomach, ending up pushing the milk to the top, causing a small vomiting.
How to identify that the reflux is normal
In order for it to be normal, the baby’s vomit must have a white color. However, in some cases in which the babies are breastfed, it is possible to observe some traces of blood, due to the fact that the pezones of the mother may have cracks and the baby eats the milk with the blood of the pezones.
When the backflow could be a problem
In certain situations the regurgitation of the baby may have a specific situation, it is recommended to consult the pediatrician when:
- Difficulty gaining weight or weight loss;
- Don’t want to eat;
- It is constantly irritated or present intense urge, especially after the regurgitation;
- Excessive hypo or excess saliva production;
- It is difficult to breathe after regurgitating;
- La regurgitación has green coloration;
- If you feel uncomfortable or restless during taking it.
When the regurgitation has some of these characteristics, it may indicate that the baby has reflux problems or bowel obstruction, for example, and in these situations it is important to consult the pediatrician or go to the hospital as soon as possible, so that the cause of it is problem can be identified and treated properly. One of the problems of regurgitaciones, is that they increase the risk of respiratory arrest or pneumonia, and that can occur the step of the stomach contents of the baby’s lung.
Between 8 months and 1 year of age, the baby’s frequent regurgitations become normal, and the baby manages to adopt an upright posture and the foods he eats are solid or pasty, being more difficult to regurgitate because they are bad thick.
How to prevent the baby from regurgitating
To prevent the baby from regurgitating, it is important to prevent him from swallowing too much air during drinking, which he ingests large amounts of milk, so that his stomach does not become too full.
Other precautions that must be taken to prevent regurgitation include: making the baby erupt after eating; keep it in a 45º position for 15 minutes after eating; make sure you only go to sleep 30 minutes after eating. It is not recommended to perform sudden movements after having eaten.
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