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Baby belching, spitting after feeding. Is this the cause for concern?

my baby boy is 5 months old he keeps burping hours after finishing his bottle
he often also spits out some milk his stomach is always growling eventhough he is not overfead we recently switched his formula to soya based formula but nothing changedexcept that he is now also constipated/
Do i need to worry? what should i do?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Stop that bottle and start feeding with a glass and spoon.

Bottle feeding may be associated with swallowing of air and causing such problem.
There is also greater chance of infection with bottle feeding.

Burp him properly after every feed.

If the symptoms still persist he should be investigated for GERD.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Please burp your baby actively after feeding.
Domperidone drops for a few days might help to decrease the regurgitation.
Thicken the feeds and keep the baby in a little elevated position.
Give plenty of fluids to prevent constipation.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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