Rhonda - posted on 03/10/2009
My baby girl is also a "happy spitter" and now at 6 weeks, she actually smiles right after she spits up most of the time. I also experimented with my diet and found that whenever I have cow's milk (cereal, coffee, etc.) she would spit up more. So, now that I have cut out cow's milk she is spitting up less.
I have also just started laying her on her left side in her boppy after I burp her. I know that when I get gas myself, if I lay on my left side it comes up easier and relieves discomfort (something to do with anatomy) - so it is helping a little bit. I like to keep baby awake after feedings, but if she doses off she spits up less.
Just make sure you are burping a lot, my baby is still learning how to burp but it definitely reduces the spit-up if she burps well.
Michelle - posted on 03/10/2009
My daughter is 4 months old and spits up after most feeds, She guzzles alot so spits up wat she dusnt need, also if you feed baby when they have wind then the milk sits in top of that and then just all comes up when baby burps.
Lise - posted on 03/09/2009
My daughter was 'a happy spitter'. She gained weight fine and didn't experience pain but she spit up A LOT (and usually all over me). I started wondering if tummy discomfort was the reason she didn't sleep well so started experimenting with my diet. My daughter is still not much of a sleeper but she rarely spits up any more.
For us, the biggest culprit was soy. I'm a vegetarian and ate lots of soy. As soon as I cut it out she did much better. She also has some trouble when I eat onions, broccoli and flax.
Melanie - posted on 03/09/2009
It could be reflux. Seems like a lot of babies deal with this. It could also just be normal spit up.
One other rare consideration...and I think she's probably past the time frame for it, but my son had pyloric stenosis...a condition where the muscle in the bottom of his stomach grew too big too fast and wouldn't let food pass to his intestines. This caused him to spit up everything after every feeding since the food had no where else to go. This condition is life threatening, but I believe it shows very early in life, between 2-3 weeks, so you should be in the clear. I don't mean to scare you, but since we've been through it, it's something I always watch for when others describe excessive spitting up.
Definitely talk to your doctor and listen to your mommy instincts regardless of what it turns out to be.
Demeter - posted on 03/09/2009
My 4 month old daughter still spits up after most feeds & at just any time at all! Sometimes there is so much it looks like she has brought the whole feed up. There is never any pain associated with it & her doctor says it is fine as long as she is putting on weight which she is. Apparently it should settle down by the time she is 6 months old.
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