Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?01/25/11
(HealthDay News) -- Babies often spit up after a meal, but it's
usually nothing dangerous, experts say.
The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how to help reduce
instances of spitting up:
- Make sure feeding time is slow, relaxed, quiet and calm. Try to
prevent baby from being startled or interrupted.
- If you bottle feed, stop to burp baby every three to five
minutes and make sure the hole in the nipple is the appropriate
- Don't let baby eat while lying down, and keep baby upright for
about 20 or 30 minutes after eating.
- Make post-feeding time quiet, without any jostling or very
- Feed baby before he or she gets too hungry.
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