When my 3 week old spits up, it also comes out her nose: Is that normal?

Almost every time my baby eats (she’s just over three weeks), she spits up, and it comes out of her nose. I don’t remember this ever happening with my son. Is this normal? Is she eating too much or just have an upset belly maybe or getting too much air? I don’t want to make an apt if I don’t have to. This didn’t start until about two weeks, where it’s almost every feeding this happens. She’s still gaining weight and growing (her newborn clothes almost don’t fit anymore), so I don’t think it’s enough where it effects that. Am I being paranoid, or has anyone else had this happen?


Try propping her head up. That’s what my child’s doctor told us to do.

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My daughter had this issue as well. Our pediatrician told us that a baby’s esophagus is not strong enough to keep the spit up down and it’s normal for it to come out of their nose in some cases, just like as adults when we vomit sometimes it comes out our nose. We were told to keep her propped up for 30 minutes or so after eating. We also switched her to a pre-thickened formula and it has helped tremendously.

Could be acid reflux an in that case you would want to bring her to her dr for medicine…

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My daughter did this until she was 4 months old every feeding. Doctor said it’s normal!

If you’re formula feeding, swap formulas. My first had to swap to Enfamil Prosobee. And my second had to swap to Enfamil gentle-ease. They were spitting up with the regular enfamil. And we didnt want to risk swapping brands.

Have her checked for GERD. One of my twins suffered with it until I found a doc that could help him. We had to use the Playtex Vent Air bottles, only give half an ounce or so then burp , and continue with half ounce at a time until she finishes. My son was on medication for his until he was 7.

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Maybe just call the triage nurse at the pediatrician rather than make an appointment just yet, to see if they can provide some helpful tips.

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Possibly just needs to sit up some after eating, could also be a milk/dairy intolerance.

Definitely worth having it looked at just to be safe

My daughter was doing this for a while. She’s 3 months and doing good so far.
I lifted her head up more while she ate, and I’d try to keep her upright or at least partially sitting up for a bit after her feed.

My son would spit up every feeding and didnt understand. His pediatrician informed us he had severe acid reflux and ended up being lactose intolerant(not anymore hes 3 somehow grew out of it). I was trying to exclusively breasfeed at the time. She said to completely change my diet. I ended up feeling like i was doing more damage and feeling guilty i switched to a special formula for acid reflux. She said if there was no changes with him spitting up (my diet breastmilk) i was damaging his esophagus could lead to him needing surgery to repair. Hes 3 and healthy as ever. Always been in the 90 percentile in growth.

Reflex it could be due to milk allergy do you drink milk and breastfeed or are you giving her formula that has milk proteins in it?

Smaller feedings sitting the baby up for 30 minutes after feedings making sure you burp the baby are all good solutions for the symptoms but that’s probably is something else going on like milk allergy

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Switch to Enfamil Ar with Rice in it

My son does this and he’s almost a year.

Burp every ounce of formula. Leave baby sitting up for about 30 minutes past feeding. Make sure her head is raised up when feeding

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Send an email to her doctor. Some doctors can give you an answer over email so you don’t have to make a physical visit :slightly_smiling_face:

Switch to nutramigen.

My daughter had severe acid reflux and this would happen every time she ate