Due to the nature of the digestive system, newborn babies are prone to frequent spitting up after feeding. But in order to avoid the ingestion of food masses in the respiratory tract, it is necessary to keep the baby in an upright position or "column". However, it is worth considering other nuances when feeding a baby.
If the baby has eaten and is awake, hold him upright for 1-2 minutes, while supporting his legs with one hand, and his back and neck with the other. Make sure that his head is at the level of your shoulder and touches it. But so that after each feeding the baby does not change the robe, take care of your safety - put a napkin or a small towel on your shoulder.
If while eating, the baby constantly falls asleep, which is characteristic of children in the first months of life, then feed him in a semi-vertical position (the head and chest of the child on the raised elbow of the mother). In this case, you will not have to worry that during sleep, regurgitation will enter the respiratory tract and cause asphyxia (suffocation). And only after the air has passed, put the baby in the crib.
Often, the baby becomes restless already during feeding. And this is a sure sign of swallowing air with food, which expands the baby's stomach and causes unpleasant sensations, to which he responds with crying. Therefore, as soon as he began to wriggle, be capricious, wave his arms and turn away from the breast, hold the baby in an upright position until he spits up, after which you can continue breastfeeding.
If the baby eats hastily and greedily, as if choking, then you can interrupt feeding several times for 1 minute and hold the baby in a column. And only after the air has escaped (belching), proceed to further feeding.
Most often, regurgitation of food in a newborn occurs when overeating. In other cases, the usual discharge of air occurs - belching. If the baby has vomited a large volume of milk, feed it only on demand - if, when you touch its cheek with a nipple or finger, it pulls its mouth in their direction. If the baby is calm, you can finish feeding.