Spitting up usually peaks at 2 4 months. For most babies spit up is a quick smooth flow of liquids up and out during or shortly after a feeding.
My first two babies spat up a lot.
Spitting up after breastfeeding. There are many reasons behind spitting up of blood and the severity may also vary from baby to baby and following are the causes cracked and sore nipples in most of the breastfeeding babies the blood the baby spits up is usually from the mother and not from the baby s body system. Spitting up usually occurs right after baby eats but it may also occur 1 2 hours after a feeding. A few statistics for all babies not just breastfed babies.
Many babies outgrow spitting up by 7 8 months. But the worst part was our washing machine would break just after i had the baby. In the early days i was most comfortable breastfeeding in my bed and when the baby would spit up we would get spit up all over the bedsheets.
Doctors may use the phrase happy spitter to describe a baby who spits up but is generally comfortable has no breathing problems and is thriving and growing well. This meant that we were changing the bedsheets very often. Curdled and lumpy spit up also may have a sour smell similar to vomit.
If the milk has had time to mix with stomach acids it typically has white chunks and a curdled appearance similar to the sour milk you get by adding vinegar to milk. Infants spit up after feedings sometimes every feeding and often bring up some milk when they burp. It can happen if the mother has sore or cracked nipples.
If he spits up immediately after breastfeeding the spit up looks like fresh milk. It s normal for babies to spit up both breast milk and formula. Immediate spit up after feeding will probably look like.
It s normal for babies to spit up breast milk or formula occasionally. Half of all 0 3 month old babies spit up at least once per day. Time also plays a role here.
In a healthy baby who is gaining weight well and has good urine output 6 8 wet cloth diapers or 5 6 disposable and at least 3 bowel movements in 24 hours in babies over 6 weeks old stooling less often is normal then spitting up is more of a laundry problem than a medical problem. Nearly all babies will spit up after some feedings whether they are breastfed or bottle fed. Babies spit up becomes curdled when milk from breastfeeding or formula mixes with the acidic stomach fluid.