Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies
In short, yes and no. It's not unusual for babies to spit up or even vomit after eating. But if your baby exhibits other symptoms or seems to be in pain, he may have gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Dont panic— even if he has GERD, it doesn't mean it's a serious problem. In fact, GERD — also called acid reflux, heartburn, and acid indigestion— is quite common in newborn babies. In the early months of infancy, as many as 2/3 of babies have some degree of GERD.
A baby spitting up a bit shouldn't worry you, but you should see pediatrician if your baby or kid has other symptoms associated with GERD such as recurrent pneumonia, wheezing, difficult or painful swallowing, a sore throat, chronic cough, persistent vomiting or weight loss. If your baby finds it painful to eat, seek help immediately.
The good news is that only a small number of infants continue to have GERD as they get older.