In the first months, regurgitation after feeding occurs in all infants. When burping, air comes out with a small amount of milk eaten. It is important to distinguish between minor regurgitation and vomiting and to know why the newborn is spitting up.
Causes of regurgitation in newborns:
– Swallowed by sucking air
– Too much sucked milk
– Underdevelopment of the sphincter
– Functional immaturity of the digestive system
To reduce the loss of milk during regurgitation, after finishing feeding, you need to hold the baby “column” and wait for the air to exit. Newborns are not recommended to be laid after feeding on the back, as the baby may choke on spitting up. You need to lay the baby on its side. Although the newborn often spits up, he does not lose weight at all and feels good. In the first month, he can add 600 g or more.
Some mothers say that a newborn spits up a fountain. Immediately or after time after feeding, sometimes at night the baby spits up a large amount of milk. Vomit does not flow out calmly, but with force break out, forming a stream of fountain.
Diseases associated with regurgitation in newborns:
– Pyloric stenosis is a condition that threatens the life of an infant. Requires immediate consultation with a surgeon. Needs urgent surgical treatment.
– Pylorospasm – does not require surgery, but examination by a surgeon and conservative treatment are required.
– Obstruction of the intestines or esophagus.
– Neurological reasons. Vomiting is possible with increased intracranial pressure, intrauterine oxygen starvation, perinatal encephalopathy and other conditions. Neurologist consultation is required.
– Intrauterine infection.
– Adrenogenital syndrome.