2 month old constantly throwing up, what can I do
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Jennifer - posted on 04/10/2009
My son was also throwing up all the time @ 2 months (he is now 4 months). When I took him to the Dr they did an ultrasound of his stomach and found out that he had Pyloric Stenosis. It is a condition where the muscle between the stomach and intestines is too tight. He had surgery the next day and stayed one night in the hospital. It is pretty common in boys, but does also happen in girls. Symptoms (throwing up a lot, not just spitting up) show up around 6-8wks old. Just mention it to your Dr if your baby is throwing up most of his food. If it is just spitting up here and there then it is probably GERD. Good Luck!
Anca - posted on 04/10/2009
If the throwing up continues, then your baby might have GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease). A pediatrician could prescribe Zantac (Ranitidine) twice a day, morning and evening, and if that does not solve the issue, then there are two other steps to try: either place baby on hypoallergenic formula, or, if you breastfeed, you go on a Total Elimination Diet where you only eat rice, turkey, squash, and maybe pears. After 2-3 weeks on that diet, you can start reintroducing foods, only one ingredient every 4-7 days, during which you keep a food-allergy journal and monitor baby symptoms. Most common allergens are: dairy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, citrus fruit, shellfish, soy, corn. About half of cases of GERD in babies are due to food allergies or intolerances to their mom's diet, and they outgrow most of their allergies. If GERD is not due to allergies, it gets better after the third month. Another thing you need to be careful is to burp your baby really well. Actually, try to keep baby upright for 20-30 minutes after a feeding (carry baby in front sling or carrier), and put baby to sleep on a surface that has an encline of 30 degrees.
Small feedings, burping a lot, keeping baby in a bouncer, sleeping sometimes in a car seat, carrying baby in front ssling and not putting baby down for half hour post feeding, all these are measures that might help. Good luck!
Michelle - posted on 04/10/2009
How long has your baby been throwing up for? Has it just been a day or so or since he/she was born?
Baby may have a intolerance. Go to yor GP and ask them to do an allergy test. Anca has a good way of figuring out what it could be thats causing your baby's sickness. Keep baby well hydrated by feeding water every 10 minutes even after sicking up.
There are many reasons as to why your little one could be being sick, so instead of getting so many reasons from circle of moms, take baby to the Doc as soon as possible. You dont really want to be worrying yourself over many things it could be. So get an answer from the Pead and then you ca decide on the best course of action!
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