Caring parents are always worried about the condition of their baby. And as soon as something goes wrong, they sound the alarm. One of the most common problems is regurgitation in newborns. According to statistics, 66% of children fewer than three months burp at least once a day. This is a completely natural physiological process, but sometimes this phenomenon can signal the presence of health problems. If your baby is “sick” after feeding, be sure to check out our article. In it, we will examine the possible causes of regurgitation in newborns and show you what to do.
If we try to explain in simple words what belching is in newborns, we can say that it is an involuntary pushing of food from the stomach into the esophagus and from the esophagus into the child’s mouth. At the same time, the baby has belching, and a certain amount of milk, which he gets on breastfeeding, spills out. The content can flow out slowly or flows like a fountain – it all depends on how strongly the walls of the stomach push the food. Regurgitation should be distinguished from vomiting: with vomiting, the mixture is more viscous and thick.
There are quite a few reasons for regurgitation in newborns:
Important! You should know that spitting in newborns and babies by itself is not dangerous. However, you should definitely show the child to the pediatrician, if he is losing weight rapidly.
About the health of the baby can indicate body weight. If it grows regularly, it means that with a high probability the child has no serious problems. But if your child belches and at the same time loses weight, you should be wary. There are several reasons for this phenomenon:
To reduce regurgitation, do the following:
The regurgitation therapy in newborns and infants consists in finding the cause of such a symptom and its further elimination. Perhaps the use of drug therapy. If it turns out to be ineffective, the baby can wait for surgery, but this happens very rarely and only with serious illnesses. In most cases, regurgitation goes off by itself with age, and therefore do not sound the alarm ahead of time – everything will be fine!
We hope that you have read the article with interest and discovered something new. We wish your baby to grow up healthy, strong and beautiful!