Should I worry if my baby spits up a lot?

Diana K. Blythe, MD

Some babies who spit up a lot are simply what we call "happy spitters". If your baby does not seem to be in pain and is gaining good weight, do not worry and just buy extra laundry detergent. If your baby is arching their back during feeds, seems to be in pain when they eat or burp or is taking smaller and smaller feeds, talk to your pediatrician about reflux. However, spitting up without other distressing symptoms is usually not a problem.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
In babies, there's no cause for concern or treatment unless she is in distress or not gaining weight. A lot of times, a baby's spit-up may look like the whole meal of milk he just ate, but it's really only a fraction.
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