My month old daughter has a really bad spit up..any suggestions?

Jessica - posted on 10/01/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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My month old daughter has horrible spit up. My fiance and I have tried switching her formula, keeping her upright and all that stuff but she still spits up horribly. Is there any suggestions?

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Claire - posted on 04/14/2011

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our youngest son was born 5 weeks early, now he is 5yrs old he suffers with reflux we have changed his reflux medication 3 times. gaviscon, domperidone liquid, and now hes on fastab 15mg tabs disolved in 2oz of milk (taken once a day) works brilliantly no more spitting up lol. Now i dont have any problems taking him out (as before we had to carry spare clothes, burp cloths etc). I would go and see your peadiatrician or gp to get some medication or referral hope this helps

Elizabeth - posted on 11/28/2009

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get her an appointment with a gastroenterologist for a reflux study!!! Jocelynn was so miserable when she was about a month old adjusted and the docs just told me she had colic and I called and called and called until my ped referred me and sure enough she had reflux (which i knew because she spit up after every feeding to some degree which is actually not normal BTW) they put her on prevacid and there was sooo much of a difference, she ate better, she had alot less discomfort and she spit up a lot less, did not stop spitting up but there was a noticeable difference



also, It could be both formula sensitivity and reflux which Jocelynn had both, changed to similac alimentum with doctor advise and prevacid and we had a lot happier interactive baby

Alicia - posted on 11/27/2009

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my first born was born 9 weeks early and he had really bad spit up and he was put on prilosec and it went away 2 weeks later. my second born had acid reflux but then it got a lot worse and it turned out he had pyloric stenosis and had to have surgery on his stomach at 5 weeks old.

Monika - posted on 11/27/2009

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My daughter started Zantac last month, and her spit up issues have improved greatly. She was previously spitting up constantly, all day long, and it was obviously causing her pain. We noticed a difference the very first day with Zantac. Now she's a "happy" spitter - but she spits up much, much less (probably more like "normal" now)

Sarah - posted on 11/23/2009

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Is it just spit up or is your baby actually throwing up half or more of the meal you just gave her? While your childs best interests are at hand you may want to seek your pediatricians advice before switching formulas. Give the doctor the entire story. If the baby is fussy after eating this needs to be pointed out too. If it isn't an allergy or sensitivity to the formula it may be reflux.

Jennifer - posted on 11/17/2009

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My daughter spit up ALOT, to the point where she would soak her crib at night and I would have to keep moving her to a different spot or change the sheet a few times. She would also spit up for as long as 2 hours after feeding her. One doc said that as long as it didn't seem to be causing her pain or making her not want to eat that it was prob ok, another doc recommended putting her on zantac for reflux. She takes 1ml 2x a day and her spitting up excessively has pretty much ceased, now just the normal spit up with eating and burping. Hope this helps.

Tausha - posted on 11/16/2009

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I have twin boys and they have spitting up issues really bad they were spitting up half or all of their feeds when we first brought them home they were diagnosed with GERD and have been on reflux meds for awhile now and it seemed to help them also making sure they dont eat too much and they get burped frequently helps also

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She might actually have acid reflux. My daughter was put on Zantac by her doctor, and it cured her spit up problems.

Olga - posted on 10/26/2009

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My daughter was born @ 28 weeks. While in the NICU we noticed that everytime they would up her formula she would begin to have spit up issues. They lowered the volume but upped the calorie intake. Less milk but more concentrated so she gains weight.

Angie - posted on 10/25/2009

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My Daughter went through that aswell. I tried all the recommended stuff from the pharmacy and none of them worked so I started her on a anti reflux formula and started feeding her smaller amounts. Worked a treat!

Good luck. xx

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my 2 year old still going through spit ups,some preterms just are this way,as long as there isn't pain involved best to try and ride it through we were switching from one thing to another and it feels hopeless at times he isn't as bad now with it all the best x

Carlie - posted on 10/23/2009

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reflux is extreamly common in prems try and see ur doctor about putting ur baby on an a tablet i cant remember what it was call only that it started with L lol im terrible i know. but he was like he was a differant baby. he was still very spit upie though. also it might help to slighty raise the part of the bed she is sleepin on so she isnt completely flat. that helped my son and the bonus is that if they spit up in there sleep there less likely to have to many probs as it is able to escape there mouth

JANETTE - posted on 10/22/2009

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try different bottle and nipple combos. if the milk is shooting down the babies throat because of the type of nipple a different style nipple or a more restrictive nipple may help.i think eating slowly helps everyone. if you use a nipple with a very small hole then the baby will eat slower and the milk will go down slower. my son always had to use slow flow nipples because the flow was too fast from any other nipple flow. there are also lots of different bottle shapes and styles.

Jennifer - posted on 10/19/2009

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my son was like that and the dr put him on ranitdine its another name for zantec. it helped him so much. now he is off it and doing very well.

LeAndra - posted on 10/18/2009

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Our son was like that to. He's 3 months now and it's not as bad as before but still pretty bad. We took him to the doctor and they said as long as it's not shooting across the room and he's a pretty happy baby it's fine. It's called reflux and that he will grow out of it about 7 months to a year. There is medicine for it but like I said if it's not projectile or they are not un=happy they will no give them anytihng just let them grow out of it. As for the burping it would make our son throw up so we stopped burping him and just held him upright for like 30 min and he was ok. Also we feed him like 2 oz and then like 20 min 2 more oz it helps him keep it down. Good Luck LeAndra

Cora - posted on 10/18/2009

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my son went though that and his dr told me to put a small amount of the baby rice cereal...it helped a lot

Renee - posted on 10/18/2009

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Both my kids had the same issue we switched them to Simalac Isomil (a soy based formula) and everything stopped

Molly - posted on 10/14/2009

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REFLUX!! my son had this for the first 8-10 months of his life, our ped gave him baby previced and it helped alot, please ask about this i hear this is common in premees

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Have your doctor check her for pyloric stenosis thats where the stomach mussel gets tight and the food cant go down all the way. Both ofmy twin boys had it.

Kimberly - posted on 10/03/2009

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My son spit up alot as well. Our Pediatrician told me that some kids are just happy pukers. If your baby doesn't seem to be bothered by the spitting up and seems to be gaing weight, I wouldn't worry to much. Babies eventually grow out of it :) What seemed to help for us, is enfamil has a formula that is made specifically made for babies that spit up alot. It's called enfamil spit up. It's enriched with cereal so it's a little thicker.

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I have to agree that going to the Pediatrician right now is your best option. If your baby does have reflux, getting it diagnosed early and learning how to handle it is the best way. Good Luck! Let us know what happens!

Kerry - posted on 10/02/2009

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my daughter has GERD also she was in hospital for 2 days when 2 weeks old it was that bad puking up all feeds the ped put her on gaviscon infant and onw she is hardly ever sick some posseting is quite normal with all baby's so unless it is really bad and her whole feeds being brought up then she should be ok hope this helps :o)

Chelle - posted on 10/01/2009

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My son has GERD too like Cheri's. He was put on Alimentum at one point, it's really expensive, but it may help too. Or nutrimagen.

Cheri - posted on 10/01/2009

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My son went through this too. He was on Similac NeoSure and they thought it was to harsh for his stomach so we switched him to Similac Sensitive and he did great after that...for a while and then he started spitting up, or vomiting again and he was diagnosed with GERD or acid reflux. After a little while on his meds he got better and has had no issues since. Sometimes when he eats too much but otherwise none. They also told me to try feeding him less more often while this was happening.

Chelle - posted on 10/01/2009

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Try burping her very often, like every ounce if possible. Also does it seem to hurt her when it comes up? Maybe ask your pedi about reflux?

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