5 month old constant vomiting....

Claire - posted on 04/22/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My 5 month old daughter vomits ALL the time. She's on a great routine, on formula and also some solids but lately she vomits throughout the day, so much so that she leaves puddles everywhere! It doesn't bother her at all, so i've been told it can't be reflux, but surely that's not normal??? She's been on the same formula for ages and hasnt had a problem, so it cant be that i dont think...i burp her and she still vomits....i lay her down and she vomits, i bounce her on my lap and she vomits.... i'm gonna go crazy!! She is teething and also sticks her fingers in her mouth a lot - could that be the problem? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Jenesia - posted on 05/25/2013

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my baby is 5months n she is constanly vomitin what should i do

Sea - posted on 01/26/2013

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My 5 months old dughter last night started sudently vomiting it containued today also when i was feeding her from my milk or anther milk she had same problem she became very weak and has fevor when i took her to the doctir this morning he said thst its beacuse of sore troth but i dont know maybe its beacuse of stomach problem or any im realy nervouse please advice me what to do before she didnt had such problem.tanx in advance

Mel - posted on 04/23/2009

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hard to believe but it actually can be normal. mine does not have reflux either but has been constantly throwing up since she was born and is now 12 months. they did an endoscopy at 2 months proving it wasnt reflux and other procedures so unfortunately it can become a habit and like your it doesnt bother my daughter and she throws up whole bottles also every room in my house is stained with formula. mine is very skinny as well and below normal weight range so i wouldnt honestly only worry if she is not gaining sufficient weight but the things you can do are like someone else said using a thickener, try putting pillows under the cot mattress, hold her for 20 -30 minutes upright after a feed and try feeding her when she is sitting up at all times. teething will make her throw up more and not want her food so it could be just a faze she is going through. either way hope it gets easier soon

Liz - posted on 04/23/2009

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My daughter spit up and puked for her first year of life. Is your's premature? Mine was and had a herniated (spelling) belly button which the doctor believed to cause her a little discomfort and with her premature digestive system her body was still under developed, but she ate.



I moved her to baby food probably sooner than I should have, but this helped with the spitting up and vomiting. I would suggest they test her for food allergies, maybe she's sensitive to milk products. Or maybe because she's teething she's swallowing a lot of saliva and it's upsetting her a bit. Good luck! It won't last forever :)

Claire - posted on 04/23/2009

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Thanks again, i will take all of your suggestions on board :) In answer to your question Liz, Scarlet was 4 weeks early, but she was a very good size and did not need any medical intervention so we don't really classify her as being premature...perhaps there was something underdeveloped in her belly though...

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Brandi - posted on 04/23/2009

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Hello This is the same siuation we went thru when my daughter turned five months old she was on the routine doing well and then all the sudden everything you said began to happen i called the doctors we tried several things and then we ended up in the ER and they ran test after test and diagnose her with acid reflux put her on a medication took her off formula she then was on cows milk and no baby foods or if we did give her baby food it was stage three i just took what we ate and food proceesed and that worked she gained weight stopped throwing up all the time and is now 10 months and off the meds and is better than ever i would talk to your ped and dont give up stick to your guns until you are satisfed with the answers they are giving you. hope this helps

Silvia - posted on 04/23/2009

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Who told you about the reflux? Mine was a newborn doing the same thing. She was the happiest baby. At 7 weeks old, she ended up in the hospital with pneumonia due to aspiration (? spelling). She was never in pain and did not cry at all and she ate and her weight was normal. She had a rice based formula (Enfamil AR), had frequent and small meals and medication for a few months. Now she eats everything , she is in regular milk and does not needs the meds anymore. You should ask her pediatrician.

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Cut back on the quantity of formula (just by an ounce or two) you are giving her. She just may be over full and well, it has to come out somewhere! It's easier to add a feeding as to not distend her belly (causing the vomiting) than to clean up a mess constantly. Also, try thickening her bottle with a tsp. of cereal. This really does help and will not harm her. Our doctor recommended it for some similar reasons. This will resolve itself as she becomes more mobile as well. So just keep thinking that this too shall pass.

Ronel - posted on 04/23/2009

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My second son - Dyllan had the same "problem" if I can call it that. We were even affraid to go to church, as he might throw up all over the people!!! The doctors also siad it is NOT reflux. It stopped round about his first birth day - thank God. All of the best with your little ones - I can't imagine my life without them. P.S. Thet are visiting their grandparents on the farm and the house is way too quiet.....

Cathelijn - posted on 04/23/2009

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I guess if her weight is fine it is not a problem. And good luck with going out in public without being covered in sick! it is 11 in the morning here and we are on our secound outfits of the day! And we still need to leave the house :-)

Claire - posted on 04/23/2009

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Thanks for you help ladies, i guess it could be normal then! Scarlet is definitely not underweight, so i guess she must be getting what she needs! Lets hope it passes so i can actually go out in public without getting covered in vomit!!

Rebecca - posted on 04/23/2009

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There may not be anything wrong. My older brother was the same as a kid and it drove my mum bonkers especially because he was doing it with breastmilk too. He grew out of it and your little one might be the same ... you may just have to ride it out

Mel - posted on 04/23/2009

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Cathelijn i used to do this also give a break in between i would do 20 mins then 20 mins break then 20 mins for rest of bottle (mine has an NG tube so i can chose how much goes through at one time). this method worked well now i just put each of her feeds through over 45 mins and do feeds every 3 hrs for my girl. shes so tall and skinny that is stops her moving forward with her grose motor skills!

Cathelijn - posted on 04/23/2009

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my daughter does exactly the same thing she is 5 months this week and has done this since she was born. She is also a skinny baby and below average weight but she is gaining weight every week. I asked the health vistor about the spitting ( after she spat all over the health visitors office :-)) and she said that if she has been doing this from birth and it has not increased then it could just be normal.

I do try to give her the bottle in 2 sittings so have a 30 minute break inbetween so the food can settle and I try not the move her to much after feeding so I usually put her in her swing. She also likes to put her fingers in her mouth until she gags not sure what that is all about!

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2009

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maybe put a bit of thinkend formula in with her normal formula might make it a bit heavery and might stay in her tummy better i tryed it with my 1st when she had reflux it worked for her

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