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Saturday
Jun162012

Spit Happens!

All babies spit up, right? It’s often at the worst moment – right after you’ve just changed your shirt and taken your shower for the day – and you feel like you’ll never go anywhere again without a spit up stain on your clothes.  Be reassured, however, it will get better! 

Most infants have a loose lower esophageal sphincter, which is the “rubberband-like” muscle at the top of the stomach that helps hold food down. Because of this, you’ll notice that most babies spit up more if they’re lying down or if they’ve eaten more than usual. Some babies will spit up any time and in any position, but there are a few things that may help with this:

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