Perhaps the most unpleasant will be the spitting up of the baby, leading you to the thought “something is wrong.” You can refer to medical statistics that say that about 60% of babies aged 1–6 months spit up to three times daily. Why is this happening?
First of all, the fault is the special structure of the digestive system of a little man. After all, even the organs here are located somewhat differently than in an adult. The weakness of the digestive tract is due to the fact that the esophagus and stomach are connected to each other at an angle of 90 degrees. In addition, the stomach reacts strongly to overflow, since its mucous membrane is particularly sensitive. So you shouldn’t overfeed your baby.
Air entering the esophagus during feeding can also cause regurgitation. To prevent this from happening, you need to ensure the correct position of the baby during feeding. This can be done using a special pillow that supports the baby. Overeating may also be the cause. To protect the child during spitting up, he must be put to sleep on the barrel. This will prevent possible choking on vomit during sleep. And after eating, hold it in a “column” so that air comes out of the esophagus.
However, profuse and frequent regurgitation is a good reason to contact a pediatrician, especially if it is accompanied by weight loss of the crumbs. This may be a consequence of inflammatory processes or problems with the central nervous system. That is, consultation with a specialist will not hurt — if only because it can ensure your peace of mind.
If we are talking about adjusting the digestive processes to eliminate regurgitation, then here you can try the following methods. Try introducing thicker foods into your baby’s diet, such as those based on rice starch (a natural thickener). By the way, rice-based mixtures are an excellent prevention of problems such as flatulence and dysbacteriosis. If your baby is breastfed, then perhaps mom needs to adjust her own diet.
If you approach the solution of this problem in a complex way, you can completely get rid of regurgitation and enjoy the growth and development of a healthy baby.