Recommendations to reduce regurgitation or vomiting in babies
Spitting up is common in children and occurs when they have eaten more than normal, when they burp, or when they drool. It is important to know the difference between regurgitating and vomiting. Vomiting produces much more volume. If vomiting occurs frequently, we recommend consulting a doctor or pediatrician.
We can take the following measures to reduce regurgitation:
- Feeding should be calm.
- Avoid sudden noises, sounds and lights while the baby is feeding.
- Remove the baby's gas every 3 or 5 minutes while feeding.
- Feed the baby in an inclined position, not lying down.
- Keep the baby upright for 10 to 15 minutes after finishing feeding.
- Do not move or shake the baby once he has finished eating. It is necessary to let it rest.
- If we feed the baby with a bottle, we must make sure that the nipple hole is not too large.