After the baby is born, almost every new mother has a feeding problem – the baby vomits frequently. It’s hard to give the baby breast milk or milk powder, not long after the milk from the baby’s small mouth spit out (overflow). It wasn’t much of a problem at first, but then it happened more often, and the amount of vomiting increased significantly. It really scared mothers.
Baby vomit milk, is the body out of order?
First, let’s talk about the reason why the baby vomits milk.
Vomiting is mainly caused by gastroesophageal reflux. Where the baby’s esophagus connects with the stomach, the strength of the circular muscles is weak, coupled with the baby’s stomach in the body is more in a transverse position, so that the milk into the stomach in the baby force or hiccup when it is easy to return from the stomach to the esophagus, and then vomit through the mouth.
Baby vomiting often occurs between half a month and one month after birth, and is most serious about two months after birth. With the baby’s circular muscle function gradually mature, the general baby’s 7 months of spitting milk situation will be significantly improved, or even disappear.
If the baby has the following indicators and performance, then the baby does not need to worry about breast-spitting.
Steady weight gain. Many times, we think that the baby vomits a lot, but it is not as much as we think. As long as the baby’s weight is growing steadily, then the milk will not affect the baby.
Vomiting is not accompanied by pain, and there are no other abnormal conditions (such as severe flatulence, crying and so on). If the baby’s expression is not very painful and there is no crying, then there is no big problem.
Is there any good way to relieve vomiting?
It can be said that baby milk is due to mechanical reasons. In the case of infant spitting milk, parents must not worry, through scientific methods to reduce the number and quantity of spitting milk is the key to treatment. The specific approach is:
Appropriate reduction of feeding volume, control of feeding and interval. Excessive gastric volume can induce gastroesophageal reflux. The amount of feeding should be 2/3 in plain feeding. To ensure that the milk intake has sufficient time from the stomach into the intestine, should be fed at intervals of 2.5 to 3 hours.
Avoid excessive abdominal pressure. Increased abdominal pressure can squeeze the stomach and induce vomiting. Don’t overtighten your child’s urine pants. Don’t overdo your urine pants. Don’t lift your legs too high when you change your urine pants. Besides, don’t hugged the child too tightly; do not tease the kid who has just finished the milk. All these can avoid the increase of abdominal pressure.
97 Parents must remember that controlling milk intake and avoiding tight pants are more important than hiccups.
After raising the baby, raise the child’s upper body and lie on the right side. Keep this position for at least 30 minutes. If the home has adjustable angle baby seat is the most convenient. If you adjust your own baby mattress, you must pay attention not only to raise the baby’s head, the most important thing is to raise the upper body, but also to the baby’s buttocks with thick cushions, to prevent the baby from sliding, losing its proper position.
Timely replacement of clothes and bedding contaminated by vomit. Milk mixed with gastric acid gives off a pungent, unpleasant smell, which is a bad irritant to babies and is prone to secondary vomiting.
Baby milk, you need to worry.
Generally speaking, the baby spits out only a small amount of milk, and is caused by mechanical reasons, not spit out most of the milk will be normal absorption, digestion, utilization of infants, so, with gastroesophageal reflux infants rarely exist nutritional deficiencies. However, if the baby has the following conditions, you should pay attention to it.
Weight gain is slow or even negative.
A large quantity of milk;
Spit out green and yellow liquid.
Vomit blood or vomit brown substance.
Refusing to eat;
Six months later, milk is still frequent.
If this happens, consider taking your child to a doctor to see if further intervention is needed.