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Lawrenceville Office: 595 Hurricane Shoals Rd NE, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 | Phone: 404-355-0078
Duluth Office: 3855 Pleasant Hill Rd, Duluth, GA 30096 | Phone: 770-995-0823
Hamilton Mill Office: 2089 Teron Trace, Suite 100, Dacula, GA 30019 | Phone: 770-995-0823
Sugar Hill Office: 4700 Nelson Brogdon Blvd NE #180, Sugar Hill, GA 30518 | Phone: 770-995-0823


Burps and Spit Up

Spit up is very normal. Many babies spit up small amounts of breast milk or formula after feeding. Spit up should resemble the breast milk or formula. It may look a little curdled at times. Spit up is typically effortless. If you baby's spit up is forceful/projectile or appears green or contains blood, please contact the office immediately.

Babies often swallow air when feeding. Burping allows your baby to remove this swallowed air. Babies often need a little help to burp. To elicit a burp, place your baby facing you and against your chest. Gently pat or rub your baby's back. You do not have to use a lot of force. Most babies will burp after just a few minutes. Do not worry if your baby does not burp.

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