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Q:

Hi All
My baby is 3 weeks old, he is on BF. However, he throws out 2-3 times everyday. I feed him, burp him ( which is a difficult task as sometimes he doesn't burp even after trying for long time) but he throws out after sometime. This happens 3-4 times, sometimes a bit and at times complete milk. Any suggestions what can be done?



Sweta Nagubandi

Burping is the only solution. feed him in a sitting position to avoid getting into the nose.  I used to wait for atleast 15-20 mns at times. try tapping him on his back slowly.

Roopashree Siddireddy

Don't worry it's normal... my baby use to throw out till the age of 1.5 yrs.

Shyama Santhosh

Thanks Sweta n Roopashree

Aarushi Sahani

spitting up is completely normal and burping is the only solution......
But if you think it's not normal or he's throwing up more it could be due to cold also. ....
is he suffering from cold?

Aarushi Sahani

burp him in between feeds. ....
Hold him in upright position for at least 10 mins....

Elphine Laura

I have faced the same problem even worser,he will spit n nose also. don't worry about it pa.feed ur baby in 1 breast for 15 minutes in 1 time and don't give for 2 hrs,for the next time give n another side. unless ur baby burp dnt let her down. all these r suggestions from my doctor for me pls try to follow. sometimes it will take more than half an hour for my baby to burp. but now he is normal dnt worry.

Shirin Srivastava - Quadros

Hi Shyama. What used to work for me is feeding from one breast for 5mins.. then burping and then the other breast for 5 mins.. Till 5 weeks babies are still getting a hold on breastfeeding so it does happen.. Also read up on this thing called Reflux babies if this persists beyond 5 weeks.. Till then keep the feeds short and try to feed him 80% of the feed rather than 100%

Sheeba Vijesh

Sometimes babies take a looong time to burp... Tips to burp: place baby in such a position so that his stomach is pressed against your shoulder. pat baby upwards, from small of the back to shoulder a few times, then rub gently downwards. Continue this for sometime. If baby fails to burp, place him face down on your thighs, supporting neck from below with one hand and pat upwards, rub downwards. Alternate shoulder and thigh till baby burps. Its extremely important that the baby burps, otherwise there will be spit ups and gas problems. Also, feeding like Shirin Srivastava - Quadros will help...

Shyama Santhosh

Hi Aarushi

He doesn't have cold and he doesn't spit up more but I was just concerned.. thanks for help

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