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Babyhood Basics: Baby Spit Up

Ever wonder why a baby spits up? In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains why babies have this habit and what causes it.

Ever wonder why a baby spits up? In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh says the culprit is a valve called the esophageal sphincter. Most babies spit up for the first year of life and then the valve changes position. If they continue spitting up after one year, call your doctor.

 

Preeti Parikh, MD

This video features Preeti Parikh, MD. Dr. Parikh, a board-certified pediatrician affiliated with The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, is HealthiNation's chief medical editor.

Duration: 1:10. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: May 17, 2014
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