My little man throws up his formula.

Jennifer - posted on 03/10/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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He's a little over 5 months and hes been hungry more often but he seems to be throwing a lot up... i dont know why or what to do for it to stay down.... any advice??

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Kelly - posted on 03/13/2010

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My son who was prem use to always throw up actually (power chuck would be more to the point) every bottle and i think basically the whole bottle. He grew out of it i think from what i remember once he started on solids (baby rice etc). I found changing his formula made no difference. Some people say battery operated swings are very good for reflux babies.

Crystal - posted on 03/12/2010

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my son started doing the same thing when he was about a month & 1/2, his pedi said that it was reflux & suggested that we add 1/2 tspn of rice cereal to it. that helped some but then he had really bad diarhea so they diagnosed him w/ lactose intolerance & we had to switch to soy formula. you may need to switch formulas & see if that helps, but if not try the rice cereal.

Rebel - posted on 03/12/2010

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My son has acid reflux really bad. He pukes sooooooooo much even being on previcid AND zantac. This past week I started adding 1 tsp of cereal to his bottles and he isnt puking anymore! I tried this at 4 months but it didnt help and now it is. So I guess at 4 months he just wasnt ready. So thankful it is working for us now!!!

Domonique - posted on 03/12/2010

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My brother and cousin both had it there is one that they can fix and another one that you just have to grow out of. It is usually hereditary and in first born male.

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My sebastian had that actually and we found out earlier than later that he has rally bad acid reflux.. put a tablspoon of rice cereal in his bottle and burp him with every 2 oz!! This really helped us out alot!!

Domonique - posted on 03/11/2010

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If it is just like throw up and not projectile it is probably just the formula. My son has been threw 4 formulas and the only one that he keeps in is the soy formula. If it is projectile then it might be a stomach valve that doesn't close all the way. They were concerned my son had that ask your doctor about it he could test for things that could be causing that.

Simone - posted on 03/11/2010

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my sons is 5 1\2 months and he has reflux too, and lactose intolerent. we have been through every single formula and currently using SMA lactose free. so my suggestion is to try different formulas and agree as long as baby is putting on weight the good news is babies do grow out of it around 6 months. another suggestion is baby gaviscon - it thickens the milk to keep it down, but speak to you doc if you think its very bad. feed your baby in a very upright position to let all the food go straight down. also soilds helps too so it will get better.

Sarah - posted on 03/10/2010

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I would suggest changing the formula also. With both of our children we had to use Enfamil Gentlease Lipil (actually the Target brand). It has partially broken down whey protein so it is a little easier to digest.

Amanda - posted on 03/10/2010

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It is probably reflux. My son's reflux seems to come and go. As long as he is still gaining weight, there is really nothing to worry about-at least that's what my doctor told me. I don't know which formula you use, but we switched over to the formulas with "added rice starch" because these are supposed to cause less spitting up. I am not 100% sure if they work, but they at least seem to help. Additionally, my son did not do well at all on Enfamil. In fact, we use generic formula.

Laura - posted on 03/10/2010

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what my doctor recommended for my little girl is that after I feed her (she's breastfed and sometimes bottlefed) to sit her up and maintain her in an upright position for a while so that the reflux doesn't come back up. He also told me that laying her down on her back or tummy right after a feeding won't be too good since the food will most likely come back up. So I would just suggest letting her sit up for a while after eating and if that doesn't work try out a different formula like Tanniesha said.

Tanniesha - posted on 03/10/2010

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sometimes it depends on the formula my son now 6 months old has more problems digesting enfamil than digesting goodstart. your baby also my have a reflux problem which all you do with that is feed your baby more up right.i suggest trying different formulas.

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