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Spitting UP

Alternate Names : Regurgitation

Spitting UP | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

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
  • frequent coughs
  • frequent irritability
  • poor growth rate
  • repeated vomiting
  • Any other new or worsening symptoms should also be reported to the healthcare provider.

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    Author: John Wegmann, MD
    Reviewer: Lama Rimawi, MD
    Date Reviewed: 08/09/01

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