My 3 months old boy keeps throwing up his milk

Hannelie - posted on 05/19/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My 3 months old baby boy keeps throwing up his milk. Everything he drinks he throws up. I even changed his formula to another formula, as i can't breastfeed. What can i do? The doctor says it's normal, but i can't change his clothes every time... Please HELP!!!!!!

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Anushree - posted on 08/02/2013

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my daughter is 3 months old and she is on breastfeed only then also I m facing this problem of puking out milk.......I just cry whn she does this as my older daughter had never done this...I feel helpless dnt have any clue wht to do as her doctor says its ok lets see for some more time??????I m jst helpless plz help me.......................anyone with same prob ??????????

Roberta - posted on 05/21/2010

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my daughter did the same, but it turned outshe was allergic to dairy. we put her on Nutramigen formula, it's hypoallergenic (no dairy or soy) and it worked great, she thrived and no more throwing up. I'ts not normal for a baby to throw up projectile everytime, maybe a little spit up though. It's worth getting your baby tested for allergies, or seeing a dietician for advice. Good luck.

Candice - posted on 05/31/2010

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the big question is the one someone asked earlier: \
Is the baby growing and happy? growth is the big concern if the baby is vomitting regularly. and unfortunately, doctors don't pay much attention to vomitting until the baby stops growing or starts losing weight. if that happens, other than the allergies someone already mentioned, there is a condition called Pyloric Stenosis that could be the cause.
IF he's generally not happy after meals, that's also a concern, and i would consider treatment for reflux. (my daughter was a screamer and rarely slept because of the reflux. she also choked on vomit in her sleep).
some kids, however, seem to just spit up and not really care. as long as they're growing and happy, you can just let the phase pass, or try other formulas. My daughter did better on soy but ultimately needed Zantac for the reflux.

Danielle - posted on 05/30/2010

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Some babies are just pukers. My niece threw up what seemed like a lot after every bottle for almost her entire first year. It wasn't allergies, sensitivities, specific formulas, burping inadequately as we burped after each ounce--- nothing helped. She just puked. I would look into sensitive formulas, and keep the possibility of allergies in mind while looking for answers. But, don't be surprised if you just have a puker- and keep lots of spare outfits and burp clothes around!!

Jenny - posted on 08/03/2013

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try SOY my son did that all then changed to soy he stopped he didnt like it at first but it worked and its safe u dont need to talk to the doc unless he stops puking it means he should get tested

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Michelle - posted on 05/30/2010

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I have two boys and both of them had reflux and it was horrible I was changing there clothes all the time. They were both on a thickened formula and gaviscon my eldest was also on something else aswell cause he was really bad. They are now 4 and 2 and doing really well they had grown out of it b4 they turned 1. So it may pay to talk to ur GP and see about trying the gaviscon in every feed. Good luck m8 :0)

Cheryl - posted on 05/23/2010

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my son was the same with reflux and more stops for burping didnt help him he just couldnt keep it down after a while i got gaviscon infant sachets off the gp and they thickened the formula so when he drank it it stayed down an he only supposited small amounts. its really easy to do aswel depending on the childs weight you just ad 1 or 2 sachets to the formula when its ready and he went up to the 91st centile for height and weight and doin great and it was never a problem from then on x

Jackie - posted on 05/21/2010

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I know a few of my friends kids had problem with their formulas...but for each one their child was also very fussy and uncomfortable...like all the time pretty much.

is he happy and thriving? If so it could very possibly be normal baby spit up, many babies get it. If he is fussy alot though, or not growing then talk to your doctor about trying to eliminate potential allergens.

Michelle - posted on 05/21/2010

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My son had that problem too. I tried the soy formula, but that didn't help. What I found to help him was a lactose free formula, that was the only thing that worked for him. I hope that you find something that helps soon!

Jackie - posted on 05/21/2010

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my daughter was the same way, didn't stop until she was around 8 mos old. Stop fro burps more frequently MIGHT help...but for her it didnt' matter, burping, no burping, more food, less food...she was just puker until she outgrew it.

User - posted on 05/21/2010

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try giving him a little warm water before a feed just 1oz it dilutes the stomach acid n causes less gassy bubbles in his stomach...try it ..good luck..x

Monica - posted on 05/19/2010

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hey!! :) so yes, burping!! if he's throwing up before u get to burp him, you might want to stop him halfway through for a burp, or just make sure he's not eating too much!!! my daughter wouldn't stop eating and she'd projectile right across the bed!!! and my first never had to be burped, so it took me awhile to get the hang of it!!! for burping, u really only need to rub gently on the back, maybe little taps and yay!!! good luck!!! :) :)

Hannelie - posted on 05/19/2010

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THank you for the advice, but what i fotgot to add is that he sometimes thows up before i can burp him...

Rachel - posted on 05/19/2010

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My daughter is the same way and im sorry its just something some kids do and you have to deal with.

Lisa - posted on 05/19/2010

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My daughter was the same way. You may need to burp him more thats what my daughters problem was she was to gassy so the air in her tummy made her throw up. She was about 10 months old before she finally grew out of the throwing up all together but burping her after every oz of formula help

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