Pediatrics/regurgitation in infants
Hi , my baby is almost 2months now . He was post dated baby 40 .4 weeks birth weight 3.9 kg . Now weight is 6.1 kg . From starting he brings up milk after breast feeding .4-7 times a day . Sometimes immediately after burping or after 15-20 mins after burping . My paediatrician says she wiil start perinorm if regurgitation or vomiting doesn't stop . Baby sometimes vomits also .how safe is perinorm and is there any other alternative to it . I aslo keep baby upright for 20mins after breastfeeding .
If he has normal exams, is gaining weight and is not fussy consistently after vomiting, then I would call him a "happy spitter" and explain to you it will go away and doesn't need to be treated. Metoclopramide is a med that we just don't use in this setting in the USA. It can have side effects and just not worth it if this is a healthy baby. We in the USA for the "unhappy spitter" or the one not gaining weight, would tend to use and antiacid like ranitidine.
Good luck, Dr. Olson