What to Do When Milk Comes Out of Baby's Nose
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What to Do When Milk Comes Out of Baby’s Nose

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Don’t know what to do when milk comes out of  baby’s nose?

It is actually not a matter to worry about because infants are just learning how to drink milk.

A baby spitting up is a common act noticed by mothers every day. But there are a few solutions to minimize it.

What To Do When Milk Comes Out Of Baby’s Nose

Mothers are really concerned about baby’s spitting up. Believe me, and it is absolutely normal during the initial days of feeding him. 

Also, the position in which you feed your child is equally important. Make sure to hold him in an upright position, especially when feeding him milk.

This will reduce the chances of your baby’s spit up as the milk will go straight to his tummy.

Feed your baby in a place that has minimal distractions and noise. If the baby gets distracted, he may suck air with the milk. 

Check the nipples of the baby bottles that you’ll buy for your kiddo. If the nipple hole is too small, the baby may end up swallowing air also. 

Your baby might take pauses while drinking the milk. Take advantage of the time and make him burp before you begin feeding him again.

This will help in better digestion and would reduce the chances of spit-ups. 

Putting weight or pressure on your baby’s tummy may also result in spit-ups.

Therefore, make sure that the baby’s tummy is released from any pressure. For example, if his clothes are too tight, loosen them a bit.

1. Reasons For The Baby’s Spit-Ups

The main reason why your baby spits up so much is that he swallows air along with the milk. But don’t worry, that isn’t a problem.

When the baby swallows air, the air will come up. Some of the milk also comes up along with that air, either via the mouth or nose. 

An infant’s digestive system has to learn a lot of stuff yet. His body doesn’t know what will happen if he swallows air along with the liquid. 

Therefore, the air he swallows increases the frequency of his spit-ups. 

2. What To Do After Feeding Him?

If you want to reduce your baby’s spit-ups, you must adopt a few safety measures after feeding him.

So, what should you do when milk comes out of the baby’s mouth?

Making the baby burp is very important so that he digests the milk. You have to make him burp immediately after feeding him to reduce the chances of spit-ups. 

Never lie him down on the bed directly after feeding him. 

Even if your baby falls asleep while drinking milk, don’t skip the step of holding him in an upright position. 

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3. Are Baby Spit-Ups Normal?

As I said earlier, spit-ups are normal for infants. But if the spit-ups are happening every time you feed the baby, it is suggested that you consult a doctor.

Also, if your baby isn’t gaining any weight, then spit-ups may indicate something serious. You should definitely consult a doctor in that case. 

If you notice frequent spit-ups or if projectile vomiting happens, immediately consult a doctor.

If your baby has difficulty breathing, it may be possible that it is a result of the spit-ups.

Instead of waiting for the spit-ups to reduce, you must consult a doctor if something serious happens with your baby.


Spitting up is quite normal in the initial stages of a baby’s development.

You can adapt the ways mentioned above on what to do when milk comes out of a baby’s mouth. 

Taking precautions while feeding your baby is the best possible solution here. 

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Frequently Asked Questions 

What To Do When A Baby Chokes On Milk?

For this, you’ll have to take care of the position in which you’re feeding the baby.

Hold him in an upright position while you feed him and make him burp every now and then.

After feeding him half a bottle, you can make him burp before feeding him again.

Do You Feed The Baby Again After Spitting Up? 

Spitting up and vomiting are common during stages of infant development. Don’t feed the baby immediately after he spits up or vomits.

Feeding him milk is essential so that he doesn’t get dehydrated. So, wait for some time after he spits up, and then feed him.

What If The Baby Doesn’t Burp And Falls Asleep?

If he falls asleep during drinking milk, just hold him in an upright position. In such a position, he will burp after a few minutes.

After that, you can lie him down and let him sleep.



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Iesha Mulla

Iesha is a loving mother of 2 beautiful children. She's an active parent who enjoys indoor and outdoor adventures with her family. Her mission is to share practical and realistic parenting advice to help the parenting community becoming stronger.

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