My six month old daughter spits up many times in a day. I am breastfeeding mom. Why does it happen?”
Whoever said you shouldn’t cry over spilled milk never breastfed! But as long as your baby seems comfortable and is gaining weight normally, there’s no need to worry about it. Nearly one out of 2 babies spit up at least once a day. It takes time for muscles to mature that make milk go down and air come up. Some practical things to do: if you’ve got an overactive letdown, try draining extra milk at when nursing starts so your baby isn’t gulping air; pause in the middle of feeds for a gentle burp; give her extra sucking time; and place her in a semi-upright seat afterward meals so gravity will help the milk stay down. Usually, barfing will get better once a baby starts pulling up and crawling. If your baby is vomiting, seems unusually fretful, or has odd-looking spit-ups, make sure to contact her doctor. Sometimes reflux can cause frequent throwing up, but with reflux the spit-up will tend to be more projective than dribbly.