When will my baby stop spitting up?

Q: When will my baby stop spitting up after every feeding?

A: Don't worry, the day will come when you won't need to do laundry after every feeding. While it may seem like your baby is spitting up more as he gets older, that's only because he's eating more. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) symptoms tend to decrease around 6 months, once your baby's digestive system has matured and he starts sitting upright and eating solid foods. By the time your child is 12 months old the problem will probably have tapered off completely, although a few babies continue spitting up until 24 months. But don't be surprised if it gets worse before it gets better; some children's symptoms reappear when they learn to crawl and their stomach contents shift around. --Rachel Morris

Originally published in Parents magazine, February 2008. Updatd 2009

Answered by Parents Team

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