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Tiphani - posted on 06/30/2011
You just described my son to a tee! We are having an upper GI and ultrasound done tomorrow to check for reflux and Pyloric Stenosis. We have tried switching his formulas and nothing is helping! Hope you figure it out for your little one!
Ashlynn - posted on 06/22/2010
My baby is breast fed and has been diagnosed with acid reflux, My daughter is not bothered by it too much so she does not take any medication (zytex for infants is a typical prescription given by doctor to relieve irritation)...here are some tricks i use to help her with her tummy!
after you feed him put him on your shoulder to burp, i usually give her to daddy she seems to burp better when he does it! after he has a few good burps hold him upright for 20+ minutes DO NOT lay him down right after he eats that can make the reflux worse!
and last dont be afraid to give your baby water! a babies tummy starts about as small as their fist so anything can irritate their sensitive digestive systems!! try not to over feed, and burp regularly and water with a little karo syrup will help with bowel movements! if the symptoms are extreme consult your physician..there is a disease called pyloric stenosis!
Most babies spit up at least occasionally, and it's usually nothing to worry about. Sometimes, however, forceful spitting up is a sign of a more serious condition known as pyloric stenosis.
Pyloric stenosis is an uncommon condition that affects the pylorus — the opening at the lower end of the stomach that connects the stomach and small intestine. In babies who have pyloric stenosis, the muscles of the pylorus become abnormally large. This prevents food from entering the small intestine. Pyloric stenosis can lead to forceful vomiting, dehydration and weight loss. Prompt surgical treatment is important.
I have had maeli tested for this and please do not be afraid to test your baby for this if you feel it is necessary it is a very simple procedure in which they do a sonogram of your babies stomach! i hope i have helped you good luck
Stephanie - posted on 06/22/2010
My 5 month old son was diagnosed with reflux because he arches his back when he spits up and you can tell it is painful for him. The medication the dr prescribed helps, but he still spits up but he is also teething. You could check to see if he is lactose intolerant by feeding him soy formula. I do believe that some babies just spit up more than others.
Sian - posted on 06/22/2010
Sounds like it could be reflux (which is possibly from lactose intolerance). There are prescription medications available from your Dr. to help with it (my daughter is on medication for reflux 2-3 times/day) What is his behavior like when he is spitting up? Is he arching his back or seems in pain when he spits up?? Does he spit up when it's still in his mouth? He may be refusing because of pain in his gut or possibly teething pain. My 5mth old refuses the bottle when her reflux is acting up or when her teeth are hurting. Feeding solids 3 times a day helps my daughter with the reflux, she seems to take her bottle a little easier because it settles her tummy.
Jessica - posted on 06/22/2010
My LO has been a spitter all his short life. I've noticed when he eats too much he spits up more. I only am feeding him 4 oz of formula a time and his spitting up has decreased. He's eating more often and I am feeding cereal twice a day which is also helping.
Tabby - posted on 06/22/2010
My daughter spit up with any formula I gave her (she's on the one for spit up now actually and she still does if I let her roll around after eating). Also teething can cause babies to spit up more because of all the excess drool...
Olivia - posted on 06/22/2010
maybe he is lactose intolerant, it might require not only a change in formula but a special kind. I don't know too much about it so talk to the doc, but if he is gaining weight and not being fussy or whinny before and/or after he spits up, some baby's I think are just like that.
Tabby - posted on 06/22/2010
My daughter used to spit up after every meal... lately I have been feeding her solids 3 times a day and right after I feed her I either put her in her swing (for about an hour) or car seat to run errands so she can't roll around... this has worked great for me! Or you could try changing formula...