Is your baby spitting up milk during or after feedings? It’s pretty common. Even the equivalent of just a couple tablespoons of milk, when mixed with saliva, can look like quite a lot. Most of your baby’s meal is in her stomach, so try not to worry that she isn’t getting enough..
If your baby has the spit-up habit, try to minimize the amount of air she swallows while eating:
- Avoid feeding her while she’s crying (although if feeding quickly ends the crying, its OK).
- Keep her upright on your shoulder after meals; gently pat her back to help bring up air.
- Try burping her midway through a meal, rather than waiting for 1 big burp at the end.
- If you’re using a bottle with formula or breast milk, tilt the bottle so the liquid fills the nipple and does not leave any air pockets.
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