When is thebaby’s spitting up food after eating a normal occurrence?
The factthat babies tend to spit up their food after eating is considered to becompletely normal most of the time. And not just normal, it is rather expectedto happen. The reason behind this has something to do with the fact that priorto the birth, the baby was safe and protected inside the mother’s womb for ninemonths and got all of its food and oxygen through the placenta. Because ofthis, the organs of the digestive and respiratory system were not in use whilethe baby was inside the womb, but only after the birth. What that means is thatthe newborn baby is not really used to that particular method of taking thefood in, not to mention that its digestive system is pretty fragile. Therefore,spitting up after feeding up to the first three months from birth is not at allunusual, and no cause for concern whatsoever. Only in the case that thespitting up goes beyond the first three months should parents be worried.
When doesspitting up become a sign of something being wrong?
Aside fromthe fact that spitting up the milk which the baby is breastfed beyond threemonths is considered to be abnormal, there are some other additional signs tolook out for which could potentially mean that something is wrong as well.
First ofall, one of the alarming signs is that the baby does not actually wait to bedone eating in order to spit up the food, but it rather spits up all the foodit’s receiving and will, under no circumstances, take up eating againafterwards.
Also, ifthe baby seems really uncomfortable when it’s time to eat, and it seems to becrying a lot, those are also not very good signs.
Finally, whatcan happen is that when some food manages to go through, the baby is likely tocough it all out or experience intense hiccups.
Should anyof these symptoms manifest itself separately or in a combination with someother symptom, the parents should seek immediate medical attention.