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How can I keep my baby from spitting up?

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  • Feed the baby in an upright position. Keep her upright for at least 20 minutes after being fed.
  • Feed smaller amounts more often, and burp the baby every 5 to 10 minutes if she's being breastfed or after every 1 to 2 ounces with the bottle.
  • Avoid putting pressure on the baby's stomach when burping the baby over your shoulder.
  • Don't move the baby a lot during and right after feeding.
  • If the spitting up seems excessive or if your baby seems unhappy with spit up, discuss the situation with your doctor.

From: Vomiting (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/14/2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

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