6 months and still spitting up?

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My daughter was 6 months on the 25th of Oct and still spits up whenever she gets rolling around on the floor. I try to keep her in her seat or in her saucer for awhile after she eats to help her tummy settle after eating, but as soon as she gets to rolling around shes spitting up?! Anyone else have this problem?!

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Jane - posted on 11/06/2009

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My son is 7 months old & he's been spitting up since he was born. It never caused any pain or problems for him but I have to admit it worries & bothers the heck out of me. My Dr. said he'll grow out of it & he's a "happy spitter". I'm always changing his clothes & cleaning the carpet, I'm sometimes afraid of people holding 'cause I don't want him spitting up all over everyone. It's very frustrating for me & he even spits up some of his solids too. The Dr also said if he doesn't seem like he's in pain there is no formula or medication that will help w/ his spitting up. Sometimes it's just after he eats sometimes hours after he eats & it doesn't matter if he's sitting still or rolling around & moving he just randomly does it. My older son only spit up a few times when he was 1st born but never again so this is new to me & I've never known a baby that has spit up for this long. It's nice to no he's not the only one, He's a very healthy & happy, well behaved baby & I keep telling myself that he could have a lot worse problems. I guess I'll just have to keep a burp rag in my back pocket, my purse, in the cars & every room in the house until he out grows it. Good luck! (;

Tricia - posted on 11/09/2009

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My baby is now 7 months and the same goes for her. She spits up no matter how long its been since shes been fed. We just keep a bib on her at all times and we make sure its one that has a plastic back. The pediatrician said as long as they aren't "forceful" spit up then shes alright!

Brittany - posted on 11/05/2009

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I call my daughter the Queen of Spitting UP and she is 6 1/2 months! She has been spitting up since she was about a week old and that was with breastfeeding... When I switched over to formula it was just as bad so I tried other formulas and that didn't work either. I talked to her Dr. and she said its most likely GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) which heals it self. My poor baby she has GERD, a herniated belly button and Gas all the time. But I know she will grow out of all of it so for now we just clean up the carpet when she spits up and deal with the gassy screams.

Roxy - posted on 11/02/2009

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I just recently talked to my Pediatrician about this exact fact. He said that children between the ages of 4months and 7months will actually spit up more than before because they are more active then they were previously just sitting. It is nothing to be concerned about unless he starts spitting up green or spits up so much that he becomes dehydrated. Other than that she is just being a normal infant and it is a sign that she is moving around enough to develop the motor skills needed later on for crawling and walking!

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Tiffany - posted on 04/01/2014

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my daughter is 7 months old. as i introduced solid foods to her the issue is slowly getting better. Now i only give her bottles at night. i use the gerber cereals, and friut for her meals. the solid food stay down much better. introducing babies to solid foods this early is fine, i've done it with not only my youngest but my oldest as well. replace one ounce of formula with the solid food every 2 weeks. takes patience but it works, also use the same process with switching to regular milk. add an ounce every 2 weeks. hope this will help you ladies!

Jessica - posted on 11/11/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter spitting up...the doctor recommended that I add some cereal to her milk to thicken it a little. And it helped all...so try that...every oz of milk you give her just a one tsp for every oz.

Lori - posted on 11/11/2009

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My baby just turned 7 months old and still spits up. It doesn't seem to matter how long it has been since she ate. I try to not hold her around her tummy after she eats. She has been a healthy baby otherwise and is gaining weight good, so I am not to worried. It is a pain though, I often have to wipe up the floor and change her outfit, because the bibs dont catch it all. She is my eighth child and the first I have had that has spit up this much. The others spit up a little on occasion, but grew out of it by the time they were 6 or 7 months.

Marnie - posted on 11/10/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter, she spit up constantly and was very gassy. I know it is normal for a baby to spit up but I felt like she was doing it to often. I decided to change her formula to a soy product and see if this helped...it was magic. Within days there was such a noticable change. She still has the occasional spit up but we don't have to leave a bib on her and her gas is almost gone. It's worth a shot...they say alot of babies are slightly lactose intolerant but they usually outgrow this in time. It worked for us...good luck with whatever you do I hope it's smooth sailing :-)

Claire - posted on 11/05/2009

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my son is 7months, he was never a sicky baby but now he is enjoying more active games he does spit up a little for up to 2 hours after eating and has done since about 4 months old. its only small amounts and sometimes he takes me by suprise, I was in the supermarket the other day and hour after lunch pushing him in a trolley and I turned around and it was all on his chin and top, nothing caused it, it causes him no distress I just wipe it away and carry on. I thought it might have been the milk, but he now does it with juice too. I do find it is worse if he has his food and his milk/juice too close together, I try to give him milk 1st and food at least 20 mins later, so he can make some room and not over fill on fluids.

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Girl, my daughter is seven months and she still spits up. It's totally normal and babies do this kind of thing - they spit up lol. I make sure she takes it easy after she eats, but you know - once they get to moving, they're moving...

Francesca - posted on 11/03/2009

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My doctor told me not to worry about Ella spitting up after feedings or the very annoying hiccup spells she gets throughout the day right now. He said babies spincters in their stomach are not strong enough yet and sometimes this results in spit up and hiccups. At about 10 months he said this should stop. And if it doesnt then he will look into GER. But he said most babies do this and grow out of it.

Cyntorie - posted on 11/03/2009

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yes my daughter is 6 months and she still spits up all the time.. try putting in in her chair for a 30 minutes after eating ,,,. it should help!!

Tricia - posted on 11/01/2009

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YES!!! My son spits up no matter what! Every single time he eats,no matter what I do. However my son was diagnosed at 2months with Acid Reflux Disease. Might be something to look into.

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I sure do have that problem. It doesn't matter if he ate 10 mins ago or an hour ago....he still spits up on the floor.....i just use a longer bib on him and hope for the best!!!

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