My baby throws up after drinking formula

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My baby vomits after most of her feeds, I've changed her formula and it doesn't seem to matter. What else can I do? I've changed her formula and tried keeping her upright after her feeds but my baby keeps throwing up after drinking formula. Help!

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Franceska - posted on 09/21/2013

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my little girl is 6 weeks now and she gulps her bottle like she's never being fed then after she will throw the whole bottle up then she's hungry again but then throws up again could this be acid reflux? she's a really windy baby too constantly has wind :( any ideas what this could be?

Cindy - posted on 09/16/2013

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my son is 7 months old, healthy and happy. today out of nowhere he through up seemed like all his bottle, happy before and after. has had two bottles since then, same thing. never done this before. no tempurature, normal nappies. i dont know whats wrong. has any one had this? what did you do?

Karina - posted on 12/14/2013

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My daughter 9days old and I am unable to breastfeed and she is not keeping much of her formula down and I'm worried that she is not getting enough to eat and it is very hard to get her to burp not sure if I should feed her more couse because she is spewing it up I just don't want her to go hungry

Shae - posted on 05/07/2013

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My son is almost 11 months and he just started having this problem..about 2 weeks ago he was throwing up foods and liquids we took him to the er they said its just a virus he had no fever or dehydration..so about 3 days ago the diarrhea came back and the vomiting but hes only throwing the formula back up and pooping after some meals..he refuses to eat his dinner but he drinks all other forms of liquid like juice and water..i even diluted some ginger ale and he did perfectly fine..i want to try soy maybe hes lactose or could it be a bad case of formula?

Megan - posted on 07/17/2010

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My baby was throwing up after drinking formula too for about a month. So I took her to the doctor and he told me that in infants the sphincters in there stomach still really aren't mature so when they get their bellies full and it goes to push the formula through the bottom sphincter it can push some back up through the top causing them to throw up kind of like acid reflux but my doc said its nothing that you should be worried with as long as the baby is at least maintaining or gaining weight its perfectly normal but when the baby starts to lose weight is when you should be concerned, hope this helps!

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Suzie - posted on 10/15/2014

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I've changed my daughters formula multiple times because she always pukes after a feeding and idk what to do or why she pukes every time and I'm also a first time mom and it scares me someone help me

Dee - posted on 12/15/2013

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My now 4 month old was throwing up after each feeding. We changed his formula three times until we stuck with Gentle Ease. His doctor told us to add one tsp of cereal to his milk since it was still going on. He never has kept the formula down until now. His doctor is amazing. Hopefully this is helpful.

Allison - posted on 12/08/2013

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My LO is 5 months. . I've tried sensitive formula, soy etc.. while killing some time in the grocery store while my daughter napped in her stroller, I discovered Enfamil A+ thickened. So far she had been spitting up far less! Since I just switched, the past docs appointments haven't had any alarms go off for her weight. . She was still growing like a weed despite going through 10-15 bibs/clothing changes a day! And she would have 3-5 feedings a day. As long as your little ones are gaining weight and having lots of diaper changes there is no need to panic. Try not to worry mommy. :-)

Julie - posted on 10/22/2013

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My son keeps getting sick after he has a bottle, We have taken him to the Dr two times since last Wednesday and they keep telling us its a virus and he will be fine. I just know something is wrong!

Kayti Dan - posted on 09/10/2013

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My son was doing the same thing from the day he was born. He would drink a 2oz bottle and vomit like you had just fed him an 8oz bottle. I knew something was not right but doctors still sent us home & 3 weeks of doing this i finally got mad doctors would not listen & demanded they do more than just check his temp. They finally ran blood work on him & admitted him for 2weeks he was so sick ! He ended up having a urine infection he was born with that over those 3 weeks it was spreading to his blood & than to his kidneys. If we had not taken him in when we did & demanded something be done, the infection could have gotten to his brain and killed him.

Always trust your gut as a mom even if the doctors say everything is fine.

Jennifer - posted on 08/14/2011

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Try taking her to doctor sometimes its acid reflux they would give you medicine for that keep her upright after meals we always put my son in his car seat till he was old enough to sit upright by himself in a bouncer or something sometimes you have to try another formula my son was on 3 before we found one that worked, he ended up being on Similac alimentum for colic and allergies (which he had neither but it worked!)

Erica - posted on 08/10/2011

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My son was doin that too for the first 6 weeks of his life. He gained 1 lb so the dr wasnt concerned.. I knew in my guy there was something wrong and took him to the ER after projectile vomit and he had a stomach problem called pyloric stenosis and needed surgery. I would have to have a receiveing blanket at every feeeding and if i went anywhere had to take atleast 4 outfits. It was horrible. It never hurts to have ur babys pediatrician check for it.

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If the baby isn't gaining weight,loses weight or isn't wetting their diapers consistently then let the pediatrician know. Some babies spit up a lot. I am assuming you are burping the baby in between the feeding so that air isn't getting trapped. It could also be a problem with the bottle. I liked the disposable Playtex drop ins. They seemed to work well when I had to bottle feed. Less gas and spitting up.

Sharon - posted on 08/02/2011

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Our little guy is what the paed calls a 'happy chucker' hahaha....he brings up plenty of milk after every bottle, but it casues absolutely no discomfort for him. We have tried all sorts of formula and the all have the same effect, he even did it while I was breastfeeding. He'll have 3-4 days of hardly anything coming up, then 3-4days of continual clothes changes and milk everywhere. We were told that becasue there is no discomfort to him, then it's doesn't appear to be a reaction, and he should grow out of it when his tummy gets a but stronger.

Leanne - posted on 08/01/2011

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I am about to place an order at www.naturesone.com for a U.S. formula called Baby's Only. It should arrive without duty/tarriff as it is a food product. I did a lot of reading on the latest GREATEST "supplement" (AHA/DHA) that companies are adding to FORMULA that cause adverse reactions like throwing up!! It's almost impossible to FIND a formula that hasn't jumped on this bandwagon....except THIS formula. Price works out to reasonable too, even with shipping added!

BARBARA - posted on 08/01/2011

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Ask your child's doctor. All of my children ended up on soy milk. To this day, I have some lactose intolerance. I repeat, ask the pediatrician or family doctor.

Vladislava - posted on 08/01/2011

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she could have a blockage in her belly which would need surgery. or she could have acid reflex or a viral infection. i would see a doctor as soon as posible.

Amanda - posted on 07/29/2011

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start by only putting a tea spoon of rice cereal in his milk to get him used to it then slowly add a little more every other day. you may have to buy new nipples with bigger holes so it can flow easy.

Amanda - posted on 07/29/2011

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my son had the same thing. I agree with megan green its the the sphincters in their stomach which still isn't mature. My sons dr put him on reflux meds but it didn't help then he sent him to a specialist who told me I had nothing to worry about that he would grow out of it and i didn't need to give him the meds anymore

Emily - posted on 07/18/2010

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My son did the same thing and I started putting rice cereal in his bottles (just a little at first) to make it a thicker consistency for him to keep down and it worked very well. He stopped spitting back any formula at all! you should talk to your doc about it, but I started my son on it at 2 months and he is a healthy 11 months old now!

Michelle - posted on 07/17/2010

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My son was the same. would be sick after every feed and he was like that up until i started weaning him. So yes just keep on eye on weight gain. If she suddenly starts throwing up really bad and can't seem to keep a feed down then revisit the docs but otherwise she should be fine.

Jennifer - posted on 07/17/2010

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could be acid reflux, but if baby in no pain, the spitting up/vomiting doesn't seem to bother her and she is gaining weight thereis no need to worry as she will outgrow it.

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