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Infant regurgitation

Regurgitation or vomiting?

Regurgitation: sudden and effortless removal of greater or lesser amounts of gastric contents into the esophagus or mouth. The content and rejected, often made from milk curd during the period of milk diet simply flows along the mouth.

Vomiting: reference assets of gastric contents. Much more abundant, he gushes with effort and requires abdominal muscle contraction and therefore, efforts.

The distinction is not always as obvious. Only your doctor can help you make the difference.

Portrait of "baby regurgitate" or "baby eater"

The baby eater, also known as "baby - Leaky" is an infant that goes: pleased lively, tonic, it is "happy" but during his periods of wakefulness, usually after dinner, he presents regurgitation.
There are no other symptoms. He eats properly, growing well, sleeps rightly, does not show any pain during or after meals.

These regurgitations typically appear before three months, involve 20 to 40% of infants, diminish after six months but can sometimes persist exceptionally up to 18 months or two years.
In short, it regurgitates but is worn like a charm.

Benin and transitory phenomenon that requires a simple treatment

This is a minor symptom, your baby will not risk anything other than dirty her sheets, clothes, yours ...

Trust the traditional means

Avoid any kind of abdominal compression, and layer clothing too tight.
Place your baby like the others, on the back or side.
Split meals.
Bottle feeding in a quiet atmosphere.
Check the bottle nipple is adapted to the age of your baby.
Do not force baby to eat if not hungry.
Avoid at diversification, food in refluxing: All fruit juices (especially orange), chocolate, sweets.
Remove all smoking environments.

Thicken food

Your doctor will advise a food plan anti-regurgitation.
Easy to use, it prepares a conventional milk. Particularly effective and well digested by the presence of locust bean gum, it contributes to the healthy growth of your baby.

Carob flour: a natural thickener that has proven.

Extracted from the seeds of the carob tree, small tree of the Mediterranean, carob flour is a natural thickener has long been used in the food industry and has proven itself in the dietary treatment of regurgitation in infants. Neutral flavor, carob flour gives the product an ideal thickening, without extra calories or gastrointestinal disturbance.

If, despite the thickening, regurgitation persisted beyond a week, consult your doctor again.