Neva - posted on 11/15/2011
Some babies are just spitters. The zantac and prevacid help with the acid so that when the stomach contents come up it doesn't irritate the esophagus, but the spitting has to do with a little flap of muscle that sits at the base of the esophagus and the top of the stomach. This flap opens with food goes in and closes to keep it in, however, a lot of babies have weak muscle tone in this flap, so any pressure in the stomach allows the contents to go the path of least resistence, which is up. As long as your baby is growing normally, having normal wet diapers, etc. he will outgrow this. For some it may take until they are walking to get gravity and improved muscle tone to help the situation. Sitting upright for a half hour after feeds, elevating the head of the crib by rolling a towel or blanket and putting it under the mattress, and not over feeding, all help. Also keeping a good supply of spit cloths is also helpful.
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