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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.

 

Dr. Preeti Parikh

This video features Dr. Preeti Parikh. Preeti Parikh, MD, HealthiNation's chief medical editor, is a board-certified pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy, and patient education.

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