Alternate Names : Regurgitation
What are the treatments for the condition?
Most babies outgrow the spitting up without treatment. Changing the formula
usually does not help with spitting up. Sometimes a healthcare provider will
recommend thickening the formula with a small amount of rice cereal.
What are the side effects of the treatments?
Thickening the formula has no significant side effects.
What happens after treatment for the condition?
Most babies outgrow the spitting up as their digestive system
matures, and they have no further problems.
How is the condition monitored?
Spitting up is of little concern for a healthy infant who is growing normally.
The healthcare provider should be contacted if the spitting up infant also
shows these signs:
blood in the spit up material
poor growth rate
Any other new or worsening symptoms should also be
reported to the healthcare provider.