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Why my baby get severe reflux with spitting even after elevating his pillow?


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Dr. Vinodhini J.

Published At July 19, 2020
Reviewed AtSeptember 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My baby has severe reflux and is spitting a lot even if I elevate his pillow. The doctor has recommended to put him to sleep on his side. Now the baby is taking formula milk, antireflux which has calmed the spit up. However, the baby is going to stool eight times a day. The stool is not watery but like peanut butter creamy. Is it normal for the baby to pass on motion eight times a day? My baby is 2 months and he is drinking 120 to150 ml (4 to 5 ounce) each three to four hours.

Answered by Dr. M. L. Kothari


Welcome to icliniq.com.

According to me hold the baby bottle at 90-degree so that only milk is sucked no air. After feeding put the baby on the left shoulder and pat just behind the stomach level for five minutes to burp on the back of the baby. Baby burp three to five times.

After burping lay down the baby on the right side of the baby putting a pillow below the head maintaining that head is above the level of stomach. Passing stool four to six times a day or once in three to four days is normal for his age normal stool color. Normal stool color is golden yellow color half-solid and half-watery with whitish jeera like particles are normal.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. M. L. Kothari
Dr. M. L. Kothari


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