Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Progress with Spitting Up
I remember reading that they said that spitting up peaks around 4 months and then tapers off. Well, apparently Miles missed that memo, because he was a really strong spitter upper up until about a month ago. He would spit up after every single feeding (often spitting up more than once, sometimes as often as every 5 minutes) and it was a lot of spit up. In the beginning, I worried that he wasn't getting enough milk because he seemed to be spitting it all back up. I wondered whether there would ever come a time when I wouldn't be chasing him around with a burp cloth. (We have huge stacks of burp cloths - I'm talking 10-20 burp cloths - in 2 spots in our family room and another stack upstairs by the bed.) I imagined him crawling and leaving a trail of spit up behind him. Luckily, over the past month, he is finally spitting up less and less. These days, he usually only spits up maybe once or twice a day and it's not a large quantity - only a little dribble down his chin. I'm so glad that we're moving past the spit up stage!