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    Spitting/Vomitting

    My 4.5 month old baby occasionally spits/vomits whilst being burped or waiting to burped, either lying down or in a sitting position. Why is that so? Is it to do with the way we burp her? (Whacking her too hard, maybe?!)

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    It's normal, that's why babies have to be burped ... to get rid of the air/gas in the stomach. But if she has projectile vomit, then you need to watch and monitor her to see if it's anything serious.

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    Is she drinking formula? It could be that she`s just drinking a tad bit too much and is spitting it up. young babies often don`t always know when to stop drinking.

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    miriam, that's what my mum always called "spit up". it is very normal and nothing to be worried about. as far as i know, all babies do it.

    but, as obiwan said, if it is projectile vomit (where it shoots straight out and for quite a distance), then you need to see a doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shenzhennifer View Post
    Is she drinking formula? It could be that she`s just drinking a tad bit too much and is spitting it up. young babies often don`t always know when to stop drinking.
    Shenzhennifer/Carang, she is drinking both formula & direct BM.

    Whether spitting or vomiting, it was after direct BM feeding. She spits more than she vomits. She vomited (projectile) twice after being breastfed; but she didn't drink too much though!

    Is this still normal?

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