spitting up?

Kristen - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

47

11

3

My 5 week old has never spit up since she was a newborn, and then all of the sudden the past week she has been spitting up at least once every day, sometimes after every feeding. Is this normal? She is eating more, and I'm thinking she wants to eat, but can't handle the amount she takes in. Hope all mommies are doing well!

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Niki - posted on 04/18/2010

101

11

2

Dawna: My daughter is also a huge vomiter. I go through tons of burb cloths each day and she keeps my washing machine going! I need to speak to her pediatrician this week at her appointment about her vomiting. My 2 year old was a "happy spitter" and was never in pain and gained weight without problems so he was never concerned. Autumn often sounds like she is fighting vomit from coming up into her throat and coughs often and occasionally projectile vomits so im wondering if she might have an issue with reflux. It sounds like your little one might think that she is hungrier than her stomach can allow. As long as she is not in pain she is probably ok. The doctor told me that as long as she isnt in pain and isnt throwing up green stomach bile it doesnt indication a serious problem....those symptoms could indication an obstruction of some kind. Good luck!

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

9 Comments

View replies by

Emma - posted on 04/27/2010

816

59

76

Yeah it's quite normal Mainly, it's excess milk that they've held in their mouths lol but if it's a large amount after each feed then consult her GP

Katelyn - posted on 04/26/2010

17

62

1

My daughter had the same problem. she was also very gassy. i give her gas drops at every feeding and gripe water everyother and she hasnt been spitting up as much. she might only spit up once a day. good luck!

Kristen - posted on 04/25/2010

47

11

3

yeah you're right! she's back on a every 3-3.5 stretch during the day eating between 3-4oz and wakes up once in the middle of the night. i'm so thankful for such a great baby! she goes down around 10pm wakes up around 2 and then sleeps till 6ish. not too shabby for a 6 weeker!

Katie - posted on 04/22/2010

13

9

1

Also, remember that she is on the brink of her 6 week growth spurt. So, there may be times when she wants more or will eat in shorter intervals. My son was eating every 1.5 hours during his growth spurt. It was exhausting, but we lived through it. I'm glad to hear she is feeling better.

Kristen - posted on 04/21/2010

47

11

3

she fluctuates... she had one day of spitting up all day, and seemed to be miserable by the end of the day. My fiance went up and got gripe water, and it seemed to help a bit. She isn't spitting up as much, and she is pooping at least twice a day now and it seems to help with whatever must have been causing her issues. She's a happy baby again, but it seems like she has stopped eating as much as she used to. she went back to her 2 oz every 2 hours kind of thing, sometimes she'll eat 3 or 4 but then she'll spit up during those feedings. She used to eat 4 oz at night without spitting up, but she'll go 5 or 6 hours without eating, so i could see that being the reason. Now she doesn't eat that much at night, and once went 8 hours eating only 3 oz. I am sure she'll go through different phases, so i guess as long as she is pooping and peeing, she's getting enough.

Michelle - posted on 04/21/2010

37

23

7

Spitting up is normal, is it a large amount? Sounds like maybe eating too much at a feeding or try burping more often during the feeding. My son was spitting up a lot with every feeding and it turned out to be reflux but it started at about 2 weeks of age. Since starting Zantac last week he's doing a lot better sometimes making it a whole day without any spit up.

Katie - posted on 04/21/2010

13

9

1

My son also spits up a ton! We were at the doctor last week and he felt that it may be something that I am eating (my son is breastfed) or that he is eating too much at one feeding. He also suggested reflux, but we agreed to wait to give him medication because he would have to stay on it for at least 3 months. I agree with Dawna, cloth diapers are the best burp rags! All babies spit up a little, but if she is spitting up large volumes you may want to check your diet and how much she is eating. Also, don't lay her down right after she eats. Try to keep her upright for 15 minutes or longer. This has helped with my son. We try to get multiple burps out of our son as well. I know that if her only burps one small one, it is not enough for him. He needs a couple of heafty burps in order to not spit up.

Dawna - posted on 04/18/2010

66

33

6

All I can say is: LUCKY YOU! My baby has been a huge vomiter. The pediatrician said as long as she is gaining weight that it isn't a problem. I go through all my burp rags and cloth diapers everyday. (Cloth diapers have great absorbancy!) As long as the baby is a "happy spitter" you should be okay. :-)

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms