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Thread: spitting-up up to 20 min. after feeding

  1. #1
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    Default spitting-up up to 20 min. after feeding

    My son is 6.5 weeks old & and exclusively breastfed. From birth, he has spit up (at least a little) after each feeding despite my efforts (burping during/after each feeding, feeding "upright", keeping him upright after each feeding, etc).

    He is gaining weight and is not fussy when he spits, but it seems he spits up several times after each feeding - even up to 15-20 minutes afterwards. Is that normal? Should I be concerned?

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    Default Re: spitting-up up to 20 min. after feeding

    It's normal. Some babies do it more than others.

    Here's a link on spitting up.http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html

    A few statistics (for all babies, not just breastfed babies):
    This ought to help calm your worries
    [/QUOTE]Spitting up usually occurs right after baby eats, but it may also occur 1-2 hours after a feeding.
    Half of all 0-3 month old babies spit up at least once per day.
    Spitting up usually peaks at 2-4 months.
    Many babies outgrow spitting up by 7-8 months.
    Most babies have stopped spitting up by 12 months.
    If your baby is a ‘Happy Spitter’ --gaining weight well, spitting up without discomfort and content most of the time -- spitting up is a laundry & social problem rather than a medical issue.[QUOTE]


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    Default Re: spitting-up up to 20 min. after feeding

    very normal - I have a friend whose little boy does the same thing. as long as he isn't fussing it is fine.

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    Default Re: spitting-up up to 20 min. after feeding

    My 3 kids would sometimes spit up an hour or two after their feedings! Completely normal!!! While burping and feeding upright, etc. can minimize spitting up, some kids are just more prone to it and spit up more. Some also take longer to grow out of it. While my last son wasn't a big spitter-upper, he just spit up about a month ago, and he's 14 months old!

    HTH!

    Lisa

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