Why newborns regurgitate after feeding
The kid with an appetite ate, but very soon inaccurately hiccup, after which an impressive part of the eaten went out? Regurgitation is a problem familiar to many mothers. Is this a normal phenomenon or not? When should I worry? Why do babies regurgitate?
At the age of up to half a year almost all babies regurgitate. Physically, this process is similar to vomiting - from the stomach or esophagus, part of the food (milk) returns to the mouth, and air also leaves. In most cases, regurgitation in infants is a natural process. Moreover, parents can try to make burping rarer, making changes in the feeding process and the regime of the baby's day. But sometimes, regurgitation can indicate the presence of serious congenital diseases in the child or pathologies of development. Do not worry if a burp is observed during the absorption of food or immediately after. Pay attention to the amount of milk coming out and how often this happens.
Why does the newborn regurgitate: the most common causes
One of the most common causes of eructations in infants is overfeeding. The child himself does not understand how much he can and must eat. But at the same time, many parents with natural feeding prefer feeding on demand. However, even in the event that a child eats a mixture by the clock, avoiding overeating is not always possible. Do not forget that all the kids are different, and feeding recommendations are one for everyone. Another reason that a child can regurgitate is getting into the stomach of the air during the absorption of food. In this case, the eructation is accompanied by a pronounced sound.
Regular air regurgitation can occur due to improper capture of the nipple by a child or because of the characteristics of the bottle. In order to solve this problem, you can try to change the capacity for feeding. When breastfeeding naturally, ensure that the baby grasps the nipple together with the areola. Swallow air baby can with broken breathing, if during feeding is very hungry or scared, for example.
Among the reasons why newborns regurgitate, there may be disorders in the structure and development of the digestive system. If the infant is on artificial feeding, you should think about how suitable the chosen mixture is. Also, a regular eructation may indicate the presence of infectious diseases or disorders of the nervous system.
Why do babies regurgitate? What to do about it?
The most common folk remedy is to hold the child in a "pillar" (vertically, by pressing to him) for a while right after feeding. Mattresses in the crib and stroller should be placed at an angle, lifting the head. A similar position should be at the body of the baby and during feeding, for this you can purchase a special pillow.
Another reason why babies regurgitate is excessive activity immediately after feeding. Try to limit the child in moving games immediately after eating. It is also necessary to approach the choice of clothing - the tummy should not be pinched by an elastic band, it is better to choose sliders with clasps on the shoulders or overalls.