ZocdocAnswersMy 1 month old is spitting up most of his milk after almost every feeding. Is it normal?

Question

My 1 month old is spitting up most of his milk after almost every feeding. Is it normal?

Usually after a couple of minutes. He is hungry almost all the time

Answer

Thank you very much for your question, and sorry to hear that your infant is having issues tolerating his milk. While it is not uncommon for young infants to experience episodes of spitting up, frequent episodes of vomiting, particularly with every feeding, should be evaluated by a pediatrician. Your child should be going to regularly scheduled pediatric check ups in addition to evaluations as needed. If your baby is vomiting his/her milk after every feeding, is not gaining weight, and exhibits behavior suggesting frequent hunger, there is a possibility your child may have a condition known as pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis is when part of the muscles in a baby's stomach are thicker than usual. This prevents passage of milk from the stomach into the small intestine where nutrients and fluid can be absorbed. This can cause a baby to become severely dehydrated and malnourished. It is repaired with surgery. It is not possible to receive a diagnosis without being evaluated by a physician or other qualified health professional. I highly recommend that you make an appointment to have your baby seen by his/her pediatrician. They can perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to determine if there is a serious condition that requires intervention.

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