Babies: 0 - 3 Months

Spitting up after a feeding

alexa_rosiealexa_rosie member
edited January 2023 in Babies: 0 - 3 Months
My newborn (3 weeks) spits up or gets hiccups after each feeding (breastfeed) if laid down on the back after a feeding. I have to hold her for at least 20 min vertically to avoid that.
Does anybody have to deal with that? And how? What can be a reason for that? Too much air while eating? 

Re: Spitting up after a feeding

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    My doctor said that it's completely normal for a newborn to have spit-up because the esophageal sphincter isn't yet fully matured and it will resolve on its own. Of course, you should always speak with your pediatrician if you have any concerns.
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    This is incredibly common! Just over half of babies spit up like this from what I’ve read. We also have to hold our newborn up a bit after feeding. As long as your baby doesn’t appear to be in pain or uncomfortable when they spit up, it’s totally normal and something they’ll eventually grow out of 😊
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    yuuuuup. In the early days I was up for 45min to an hour for MOTN feedings because just burping him wasn't enough.
    *TW* History:
    Me: 34 DH: 36 | Together since 2007 | Married July 2016

    TTC #1 since 7.2017
    Dx: low morph (1%), ANA positive, low decidualization score, high TSH and testosterone, histone antibodies

    IUI #1-3 all BFN
    IVF #1 | 6.11.19 | 24R, 17M, 15F, 6B, PGT-A tested - 5 normal, 3 girls & 2 boys
    FET #1 | 9.10.19 | BFN "I know you, but we've never met. I'm with you, but I don't know your name"
    RPL, Receptiva, & ERA testing | all normal/negative, recommended going on gluten and dairy free diet for next FET
    FET #2 | 3.31.20 | Opted to cancelled due to pandemic, continued diet and tried naturally over the summer
    2nd Opinion with another RE | 8.20.20 | Not immune to measles (received 1 dose); SA results similar to 2 years ago; decided to move forward with FET #2 redo at start of next cycle
    Surprise natural BFP! | 9.22.20 | MC 10.23.20 at 8 weeks
    TTCAL naturally | starting 11.22.20

    Initial consultation with Reproductive Immunologist | 9.14.21
    Decidualization score biopsy | 10.1.21 | abnormal - low score of 1; endometrial scratch recommended and progesterone supplementation
    Saline sono | 10.15.21 | normal
    Bloodwork | 10.21.21 high TSH, high testosterone, positive for anti-nuclear antibodies and histone antibodies, high protein S, multiple genetic mutations
    BFP! | 11.3.21 | EDD 7.14.22 B) | biopsy provided same effect as endometrial scratch; added supplemental progesterone and estrogen, prednisone, levothyroxine, and MTX Support to maintain pregnancy
    DS born 7.19.22 after induction

    TTC #2 begins 6.2023
    Consultation with RI | 6.6.23
    Saline sono, endometritis biopsy, skin & eye check | all normal
    Labs | high TSH, Factor XIII mutation, high %CD56
    Follow up | 8.8.23 | prescribed metformin, prednisone, plaquenil, and levothyroxine
    Repeat labs after 3 weeks on meds
    Follow up | 11.9.23 | Green light!, increase in prednisone, added lovenox
    Repeat labs in 8 weeks
    Follow up | 1.16.24 | Green light continues
    TTC put on pause indefinitely
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    thanks everyone for the feedback! 
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