Is it normal for my baby to spit up so much?

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My son turned 4 months today, and every since he's been around 6 weeks he spits up after almost every meal. I've talk to his doctor and she told me burp him half way into the feeding and that it should minimize. I've been doing so, but about 30min after the feeding, and a few burps he still manage to spit up everywhere. Now he isn't losing any weight, actually he's in his weight class. But I need to know is this normal?

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Melissa - posted on 10/27/2009

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My little guy was spitting up the similac that they had given me in the hospital, so they switched him to enfamil. He was on that for a little bit until he was spitting it up all the time. Now he's on Enfamil A.R. Lipil. It helps a lot. My 21mo. old was on the same thing.

Kiley - posted on 10/25/2009

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dont worry mine spits up a lot to.. well he did, just not as much any more! i think its pretty normal! my baby's doctor said it is! and other mom's that i talked to also agree

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My older daughter has a gluten-free diet (it cleared up her eczema). My 4 month old has eczema, so I've been going gluten-free. It hasn't cleared up her eczema, but it did stop her vomiting and constipation. I'm not saying that gluten is the problem, but it may be helpful to consider the type of formula (obviously - that's what a lot of the other moms are saying), but if your son is breastfed, it might be something you are eating. It was a simple fix for us since we are used to a restricted diet, but I know that it seems overwhelming to even consider. Just a thought, though...

Jordan - posted on 10/25/2009

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My son does that to sometimes. We switched him to the gentlease and it has helped.

Carrie - posted on 10/20/2009

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My son has been doing the same thing for a couple of months now, and it's absolutely normal. As long as it isn't inhibiting his growth/health, and doesn't seem to cause him any pain (like arching his back or crying every time it happens, which might be symptoms of acid reflux), he will be fine. I've gotten extremely used to carrying around an extra burping cloth or two! Hang in there! =)

Elanor - posted on 10/17/2009

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Oh, and the other thing, I have found really helpful, not putting any trousers around his waist especially if they are tight elastic. I try to stick to dungarees, or baby gro or playsuits.

Airan - posted on 10/17/2009

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My son had projectile vomitting and had to be checked for piloric stenosis...luckily it was just reflux, at 4 months he is out growing it but doc said same thing as Elanor, keep them upright afterwards etc. and we switched to Enfamil Gentlease Lipil. It helped so much he didnt need his reflux meds anymore..good luck

Elanor - posted on 10/17/2009

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Reflux, is normal, most babies are known as 'happy spitters' but if baby is distressed or it continues into older age, it could turn into adult reflux. As long as baby contiues to grow, and put on weight, then it should be ok. My baby has reflux and was in terrible pain, now he mostly swallows it, but it burns his bum when he poos (stomach acid) but he's not bothered. Advice I was given, was - keep him upright for 30 mins after a feed, burp in between feed. let them feed little and often. It helped us, although he still spits up a bit. Good luck

Keri - posted on 10/16/2009

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my baby spits up a lot after a feeding. i find it is usually because of an air bubble still trapped under the milk. i find once they give you at least 3 good burps after each feed then she is fine. if she doesn't do that then she tends to spit up a lot.

Ashley - posted on 10/07/2009

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ever baby is different and I am no doctor,but i have been working in daycare for the past 6years and now have a son that will be 4mon next week. My son has only spit up once since hes been born but I had more infants at the daycare that spit up compaired to those that didint. Ive seen it very common for a child to spit up with every eating. But there are all different kinds of formulas out there, have you ever tried one for infants that spit-up? i know similac makes it because my son has to be on a special formula for his gas. im sure you may have tried this but you can burp him every ounce or two and try sitting him up for an hour afterwords and while feeding.

Brittani - posted on 10/05/2009

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my baby does the projectile spitting and her dr changed her to similac alimentum its pretty pricy but it helps a lotttttt the only time she does the projectile spitting is when she get too hot and ive also learned that giving her OATMEAL not rice cereal helps keep most of it down.

Jennifer - posted on 10/03/2009

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it's normal...as long as your baby isn't projectile vomiting...so our pediatrician says. mine is the same way. i freaked out too. the dr even had us switch over to ready to feed formula for a month. still kinda the same outcome. im not worried anymore though cuz he's gaining weight too and they're just little spit ups here and there. your baby should be ok but if you think it's not normal for your baby i would see the doctor again

Rachel - posted on 10/03/2009

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i'm not a doctor but i can assure you my little guy is the same way. i do the same things with burping but no matter what he spits up.. sometimes 2 hours after eating! i would say as long as he's still growing don't worry to much.

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