LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 21, 2009) – Many infants spit up in the first few months of life. Usually this is completely normal and not a cause for concern. However, some infant feeding difficulties may indicate a medical problem that should be evaluated by a physician. How is a new parent to tell the difference?
In a guest column in Sunday's Lexington Herald-Leader, Dr. Harohalli R. Shashidhar offers helpful advice and reassurance to parents who might be concerned about infants spitting up. Shashidhar is an associate professor of pediatrics in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and chief of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition at Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The column is part of an ongoing series of health columns by UK HealthCare experts appearing in each Sunday's edition of the Herald-Leader and online at BluegrassMoms.com.