Health Tip: Baby Spitting Up?
-- 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 size.
- 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 active play.
- Feed baby before he or she gets too hungry.
Posted: January 2011
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