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 serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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