A baby regurgitating milk after feedings is common. Even banal. The baby is always a little drooling or spitting. About two-thirds of infants (up to 4 months) would have these symptoms.
Nevertheless, when the baby regurgitates too often, or abundantly, parents are worried ... looking for the best solution.
First, you need to know that a baby who regurgitates is a healthy baby. There is cause to worry that under certain conditions, for example if it causes him breathing problems, weight loss, discomfort ... In these cases, examinations are necessary and treatments exist.
Natural solutions can be implemented: do not over tighten baby in his clothes, stop his consumption of orange juice, or sleep baby on the back.
If this does not overcome this abundance of gastric rejection, there are medical solutions adapted. Gastric bandages, drug fighting acidity ... The issues are numerous. Anti-regurgitation milks have even been developed, thicker, to prevent the baby from regurgitating.
In this file, find the recommendations of a pediatrician, as well as the testimony of a mother who knew, with her baby, the anxiety of these gastro-oesophageal reflux.
Author: Sylvie Charbonnier.
Expert consultant: Dr. Georges Picherot, head of the pediatric department at the University Hospital of Nantes.
Last updated: May 2014.