what does it mean when your babys constantly spits up, i changed milk and my baby still spits it up

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Mel - posted on 05/11/2009

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i dont fully know your circumstances to be able to tell you anything with regards to helping you baby like how old etc, how i will say mine started throwing up around 2 weeks, and still at 13 months loses 1-2 feeds a day and whole bottles. some times it can just be a habit. usually throwing up doesnt faze my daughter, shes just so used to it. in her case nothing can be done but if its reflux or allergy there is something that can be done. the only thing you can try that we do is elevate the cot matress but a pillow under it, and keep upright while feeding and where possible keep head and shoulders elevated for 30 minutes after.

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Sarah - posted on 05/11/2009

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i changed my sons milk from cow and gate to aptamil as c and g gave him tummy ache and he constantly holds onto his wind.

he constantly spits up .. it's heartbreaking as it seems mostof what he's drank is thrown up.

hv said as long as he's putting on weight and seems happy then he'll be fine.

guess i'll have to live with it.

she said he would grow out of it maybe by 4-5months .. he's just over 3mnths.

Kimber - posted on 05/09/2009

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My son is 7 months old and he spit up really bad, I understand what you meen about not going anywhere without a blanket, they switched his formula like 5 times and now he is on soy and he still spits up sometimes. I just think that its somthing that has to run its course and it will get better in time. My son was not gaining weight due to the spit up and so for every 6 ounces we did 5 scoops and we fed him about every 3 hours. When he was born he weighed 6lbs 5oz and now he is 7 months and weighs 15 lbs he is under weight but its better than nuthing! good luck

Dionne - posted on 05/09/2009

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I agree with raising the bed/cot head. My son is the same - he's now nearly 8wks & still spits up alot. One thing to rule out is lactose intolerance/lactose overload. Does your baby have watery, explosive bowel movements that are sometimes greenish & offensive in smell? My guy was like this & we think it's a lactose overload as I have a fast flow . Check these problems out with your dr just in case. Also, I use Braur Stomach Calm drops - these are a homeopathic remedy especially for reflux. U can get ones for colic too. It really helps to settle his belly given every 4hrs - which is nearly every feed for him, sometimes every second if 2hrly feeding.
Another gr8 idea is to keep the baby elevated after a feed for 10 - 15 mins - most vomiting is done by then. Another good technique is tummy time after a feed - just make sure you have a cloth underneath to catch the vomit!

Sophia - posted on 05/09/2009

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My baby had acid reflux from the get go...our LC suggested to elevate one end of the crib so that her head is higher than her tummy while she is laying down in there, sleeping or playing or whatever, it's helped to reduce the reflux a lot. Good luck!

Je'hane - posted on 05/09/2009

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Awwwe! He has needles May 20th so ill tell the nurse then but is there anything i can do until then!! Do many babies get this? Thanks

Je'hane - posted on 05/09/2009

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AWWE sucks! Do many babies get acid reflux?? And what might they do for it!!! He gets his needles May 20th so ill tell the nurse then!!! In 11 more days!!! Until then is there anything i could try?

Je'hane - posted on 05/09/2009

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yup hes happy but he cried alot in between feedings and what he spits up smells sour, i berp him at every 2 ounces or half way in between and he berps and spits up but then in between feedings like a hour after hes spitting up and crying with a sour stomach this has been going on for about 3 weeks but more so in the last 2 i changed his milk and hes still doing it...his eyes water sometimes to like acidy milk comes up and it stinks so bad..i started him on baby cereal over 4 weeks ago but just a little before bed and i stopped that thinking it was maybe the baby cereal but hes still doing it! He was fine before with milk i dont know what it could be

Amanda - posted on 05/09/2009

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Is she happy when she spits up? Some kids are just spitters, my daugther couldnt be held or go anywhere without a receiving blanket until she was about 6-7 months. She was a major spitter, everyone knew not to pick her up without a blanket covering them. As long as they are happy and gaining weight there isnt an issue.

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