7wk old who spits up a bit and it comes out her nose. how can i stop that?

Krista - posted on 08/19/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My 7wk old baby girl spits up quite a bit and a lot of the time it comes out her nose. i haven't yet ask the doctor about this. but is this something to really concerned about and is there any suggestions on how can prevent this.

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Ashley - posted on 08/21/2009

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I couldn't go from one place to the next without a trusty burp cloth because my son used to spit up constantly. The Dr. told me not to worry about it and that as he started getting around a little bit more it would start to slow down. Sure enough when my son started crawling the spit up cut in half and once he started walking around 9 months it just stopped. I would still ask your Dr. though!!!

RACHEL - posted on 08/20/2009

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At my sons first Doctor visit the pediatrician told me that spitting up threw the nose happens and it is normal. If your child throws large amounts or projectile vomits..or throws up more than an hour after you feed her and it happens after most feedings then it is probably reflux. it's very common. just mention it to your pediatrician. I wouldnt worry too much about vomit threw the nose, but asking always does give peace of mind

Jacqueline - posted on 08/20/2009

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My baby girl did that only up until very recently (she is now 13 weeks old). It gradually occurred less and less. I was told that this is normal and that what is happening is the baby is trying to stop themselves from spitting up and that makes the milk come out of their nose. This is what just I was told. I would try burping her more and if you still need peace of mind then you should put in a call to your doctor. Otherwise I wouldn't worry about it as long as your baby seems to be fine every other way. Good luck!

Sumi - posted on 08/19/2009

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It does sound like reflux, and the suggestions the other moms have made are all ones I have done. I did the Enfamil A.R. (anti-reflux or added rice depending on how you want to remember it). It has rice starch added to the formula that is activated by acid in your baby's stomach so that it becomes thicker and will stay down. This only works if your baby is not on a medication like Zantac or Prevacid. Zantac and regular formula worked for my son. For my daughter, the A.R. was not enough, nor was Zantac. We had to put her on Prevacid and add rice cereal to her formula. That helped but nothing really cures reflux except development. My twins had reflux until they got off bottles and switched to solid foods (and also started crawling, etc. and spent more time upright than on their backs).

One thing to know is that you should not suction out your baby's nose even though there is spit up coming out. It can actually increase the mucus produced if you suction repeatedly.

If it is bothering your baby and you, you should see your doctor. It's why he/she is there, to help you, and, the earlier your daughter is seen, the sooner you can find a solution that works for you.

Jackie - posted on 08/19/2009

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I would wait unless she does it almost everytime you feed her. But then again I'm no expert. Call the dr tomorrow and see if they wanna see her before then

Krista - posted on 08/19/2009

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thank you all for your advice. now my girl don't see the doctor again until the 8th of Sept should i try to get her in to see our physcian before that or just hold on? i mean she can be a little fussy sometimes really sream her head off, but other wise she is pretty content. any suggestions?

Jennifer - posted on 08/19/2009

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My son was doing the same thing as it turned out he had a condition called pyloric stenosis, which is completly fixed with surgery and more common then people think. I am not saying your baby has this but it is best to asked the dr. They had my son on reflux meds and when that didn't work they checked him out and it was pyloric stenosis. He was under his birth wt at 1 mth old. Since his serg he is doing great. Just wanted to let you know of a possible solution. Like I said I am not aware of your childs condition, but I just wanted to let you know what the dr discovered after the same vomiting issues.

Tiffany - posted on 08/19/2009

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My son Doctor told us to elevate the bed. She also put him on Zantac to help.. It was a lifesaver. He only had to take it until he was sitting up and pulling himself up. Might want to check the your doctor.

Stephanie - posted on 08/19/2009

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hiya my 1st son done that. i just started to give him half a bottle then winding him till i got at least 2 or 3 brups then feeding him the other half. if that doesnt work i would get the baby looked at for reflux hunni x x

Jackie - posted on 08/19/2009

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My little girl had this happen offen at that age and we found out it was a milk protein allergy...

Kelly - posted on 08/19/2009

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ive heard stories abut that with the cereal but thats what my doc said to do. Ive been doing it since bith and she is now 7 months and is very patite. has had no weight problems. Talking to ur doctor would be the best though. they willdecide what is best for ur baby as all babies are different.

Tiffany - posted on 08/19/2009

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All four of my kids did that, and the doctor called it reflux. They sugeested elevating the bed, they sell mattress wedges, that go under the fitted sheet. I wouldn't add anything to her milk until you talk to your doctor, I was told the problem with adding cereal to the milk is it is to many calories for them to digest at such a young age and the gain to much weigth to fast.

Kelly - posted on 08/19/2009

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prob has reflux. My baby is 7 months now but when she was smaller she had it. What the doc had me do was add rice cereal to her bottle, or u can buy the infant formula (if u use formula) thats had added rice starch. made my infimil. it works really well.

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