Newborns Spit Up. Some Do it More than Others.

This new study explains that some newborns spit up more than others do:

Do Newborn Infants of Ethiopian Origin Spit Up More than Other Newborn Infants?” Vered Nir, Erez Nadir, Mulunesh Mekonen and Michael Feldman, Israeli Medical Association Journal, vol. 15, January 2013, pp. 9-12. The authors write:

“Infants of Ethiopian origin spit up more than the control newborn infants of non-Ethiopian origin, while other clinical parameters were similar. In the absence of other pathological signs, spitting up is a non-relevant clinical condition.”

(Thanks to investigator Yotam Shkedy for bringing this to our attention.)