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It’s totally normal for a baby to spit up while their digestive system develops, a burp cloth should suffice in most cases. You see that old t-shirt hanging off of the recliner? That’s what I had to use to catch spit up when my now 5-year old daughter was a baby. As you can imagine, it was pretty gnarly. Unfortunately, there were times when my reflexes were just too slow, and I was blasted with spit up in my hair and down my shirt. The walls and the furniture were not immune from it either!
We switched formula a few times and never were able to discover one that allowed Bella to keep her stomach contents down. It wasn’t until we dropped formula altogether that I noticed she was no longer spitting up. I often wonder what her infancy would have been like if there was a formula that worked for my daughter. While I cannot jump into a time machine and change the past, I can educate myself so if my next baby is a spitter-upper…I’m prepared.
Enfamil A.R. ™ is now my go-to option for spit-up / uncomplicated Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER). It is a milk-based formula that is thickened with added rice starch. I always heard that rice cereal helps. Luckily, thanks to Enfamil A.R., you don’t even have to worry about the hassle of making sure the cereal is the right consistency.
Enfamil A.R. has a Natural Defense Dual Prebiotics Blend to help support digestive health. This formula is designed for babies who spit up frequently. Bella definitely would have benefited from Enfamil A.R., which is shown to reduce her spit up.
Before taking action with your baby’s spit up, be sure to consult with your pediatrician to discuss the differences between GERD and GER. Most babies with uncomplicated GER could benefit from more frequent burping, holding her upright after feeding, and switching to a thickened formula, such as Enfamil A.R..