All About Baby Spit Up: What's Normal?! Plus, How to Prevent It + More! - What to Expect

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- So here's the thing, spit happens.

And for many newborns, it happens a lot,

and with surprising reach.

But not to worry.

As baby doctors like to say,

spitting up is usually a laundry problem,

not a health problem.

It's messy, it's stinky,

it can turn those sweet little white outfits

a yucky shade of yellow,

but even big-time spitting

isn't typically a cause for concern.

It's baby business as usual,

a business that some babies just seem to excel at.

Spitting up, otherwise known as GER, G-E-R,

or gastrointestinal reflux,

is also different from vomiting, and from GI conditions

that require treatment,

like gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

It's a reflection