Health Tip: When Baby Spits Up Excessively

Here's what parents can do

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(HealthDay News) -- Some babies spit up frequently, but there are things parents can do to help prevent the problem.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:

  • Feed smaller amounts more frequently, rather than fewer larger feedings.
  • Take frequent "burp breaks" during feedings, and burp baby after a feeding.
  • Avoid tummy time immediately after a feeding; keep baby upright for 30 minutes after eating.
  • Discuss alternative formulas with your pediatrician if baby shows signs of formula intolerance.
  • Talk to the pediatrician about mixing a small amount of cereal with baby's formula to help prevent reflux.

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