How Much Spit Up is Normal?
Spitting up is a more than typical event in infanthood, but how much is too much? Talk to a doctor now and figure it out
Spitting up frequently, excessive gas, fussiness and/or difficulty eating can be signs of infant acid reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), which can affect the sleep, weight gain and overall well being of your baby. If you are a parent, you might be facing these kind of situations. In this case, it’s time to talk to a doctor
The good news is that both infant acid reflux and GERD, short for gastroesophageal reflux, can be manageable once diagnosed and properly treated. Before setting an appointment, however, many concerned parents are texting their First Opinion doctor to become more informed on your baby’s situation, their symptoms and typical treatments.
Some things to watch for:
- Fussy behavior
- Difficulty breathing
- Trouble sleeping
- Frequent coughing or wheezing
- Refusing feeds
- Yellow or green spit up
- Frequent or projectile vomiting
- Trouble gaining or maintaining weight
“I am a new mom, a single mom, with a lot of anxiety. Doctor Ankita has a child so she was able to offer me great advice and tips on raising a healthy baby. She saved me a lot of trips to the pediatricians office.” –Desiree, First Opinion User
If you have questions about infant acid reflux, GERD or any other health question, download the First Opinion App and ask talk to a doctor. They can help inform you on the facts, answer health questions and offer helpful suggestions.
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