Regurgitation – spontaneous emission in the throat or the mouth of a small amount of the contents of the esophagus or stomach. While sucking the breast or bottle feeding the baby frequently swallows some air. As a rule, this does not affect his health. The physiological cause of regurgitation is avilable in the gastrointestinal tract of the child: a short esophagus, insufficient development of the muscular layer of the stomach and increased the sensitivity of the mucosa. When moving, changing posture or sudden inhalation is passive reflux of gastric contents into the pharynx and oral cavity. Usually by 6 months after birth regurgitation are, but in some cases can be a symptom of the disease.
Is it not dangerous to put a child on his back immediately after a feeding?
It is better not to leave a newborn one on the back, if he fell asleep immediately after feeding: signatue milk or mixture can enter the Airways. You can put the child on his side, on his stomach, use special pillows to sleep, do not allow the child to roll over on its back or special thin (1.5-2 cm) cushion for newborns.
What to do if your child often and spit up?
If the child is breastfed, you need to check whether it captures the chest, gets enough milk. Sometimes too hungry or worried a child is not able right away to take her Breasts and swallows a lot of air: in such cases it is often enough to offer the breast to the child and to monitor the correctness of applying. In some cases, it is necessary to exclude or limit the horizontal position of the child. If a child is on the hands of his mother, the upper part of his body is always slightly elevated when the mother puts it – he should lie so that the angle of inclination of the plane was 20-30 degrees. Sometimes the cause of excess air may become too large a hole in the bottle or failure to form the nipples. For a child who is nurtured artificial mixtures, the doctor may recommend a special food mixture. In some cases, the required medication.
How often a child may be vomiting?
In the first months of life the child can belch after each feeding, sometimes several times. You should focus on the overall health of the child, his increase in weight and volume srygnuplii fluid (5 to 30 ml at a time). Worry not, if the kid is well putting on weight and his health does not suffer. To better focus in volume, you can pour on the table or diaper two tablespoons of milk or yogurt and compare the number with the usual regurgitation.
In what cases regurgitation dangerous?
Consult a doctor is needed if the regurgitation in large quantities occurs at each feeding, the amount of vomiting increases, goes regurgitation “fountain” (emetic weight “fly” on 50cm or more), if the vomited material has a yellow or greenish color, streaked with blood or mucus. Concern is also the child’s behavior indicating pain in stomach during vomiting, weight loss toddler or strong behind age norms in modern data set weight.
Symptoms of any disease may be regurgitation?
With increased temperature, cold or intestinal infections regurgitation may increase. Excessive regurgitation in combination with other symptoms may indicate pathology of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, nervous system, metabolic disorders and other diseases.
Do I Need to keep the baby upright after a meal?
Too much activity after feeding can cause regurgitation. If the baby sucks the breast or the bottle quickly and greedily, feeding occurs in the uncomfortable position if it is incorrectly applied to the chest, and he swallows air – all this can lead to anxiety baby and it is necessary to interrupt feeding in order to release the air. There is no need to wear a vertically baby after each breastfeeding.