Techniques to Prevent Spitting in Baby

Prevention and treatment of Spitting in Baby

Prevention and treatment of Spitting in Baby must be mastered by adult, especially New moms. In the first three months of life, 50 percent of babies often experience spitting, that is when the stomach contents up and out through the esophagus. If your baby seems comfortable, eat well, and gained weight, then you do not need to worry about spitting.

As parents, we must always be alert to conditions that may interfere with the baby's health is considered. We must also be able to see what was happening to him, including where he spit up suddenly. To follow up on the baby spit up, we must examine the cause first.

Prevent Spitting in Baby


What makes baby spitting up?

Spitting in infants occur due to several causes. by observing the causes, you can provide a proper treatment to your baby.
 First, because babies love to eat. Too full stomach can trigger foods in it out back into the esophagus. 

Second, when eating or drinking milk the air comes inside. When the air back out, there are some foods or liquids are also out.

Spit in infants can also occur when babies experience reflux condition. There is a ring of muscle that connects the stomach to the esophagus, which in infants are not fully developed. Therefore, the muscle is not yet perfect in controlling food intake and exit.

On condition of reflux, food or milk that is consumed will go past the back of the throat and into the esophagus and down into the stomach. Muscle ring was able to open and let food enter the stomach or milk. When tightened, the ring of muscle that has not been perfect this may not close tightly. So in the end, food or milk can back up into the esophagus.

How to prevent baby from spitting up?

However, you need not to worry. You can prevent the baby from spitting up. There are some easy ways to avoid the baby from the spit, namely:

Prevention and treatment of Spitting in Baby


  • When you're feeding him, try to position the baby's body in the upright state. Do not let his head down lower than stomach.
  • Try burping the baby so that the air can already sign out. Ensuring this burping can be a way to take a break in the middle of the time drinking milk. Can also after completion of drinking milk.
  • At the time of seeking saltpeter, lean baby's body to your shoulders upright position, but do not let his stomach hurt by your shoulders.
  • At the time of breastfeeding, try to be in a closed room that is quiet and free from any interference, so the baby is panic. Breastfed babies in a state of panic would tend to swallow air in unison with the incoming milk.
  •  If the baby milk in bottle, note the holes on the dot. Holes should not be too large so that the baby does not choke because the flow of milk is too fast and not too small so as not difficult to suck and suck air instead.
  • When the baby finished eating, place his body remain upright for half an hour or more to create a new food or milk that is consumed remained under. If the baby had to lie down, put some pillows to support the body so that the body remains upright.
  • Avoid feeding or milk too much. Stop feeding or drinking when baby has already looked quiet and comfortable.
  • Avoid putting on pants or diapers that are too tight to be part of the baby's stomach is not depressed.
  • Avoid carrying a baby in a car, especially right after eating or drinking milk. Position the baby lying in the chair will make the baby's abdomen under pressure.
  • Sometimes spit in infants occur because of food consumed by mother  that can affect the taste or breast milk. Consult your doctor to determine the exact cause.


Spitting in infants happen commonly, but often makes you panic. Now, no need to worry, you already know how to treat your baby to prevent spitting.

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