Does your baby spit up a lot?

Rachel - posted on 02/28/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My 5 month old son (will be 6 months next week) spits up more than I think that he should be. We are going to take him to a GI Specialist on Wednesday, because he will throw up after every bottle and sometimes it seems like it's half the bottle coming back up. He did this with Breast Milk (he was breastfed the first 4 months) so we switched to formula. We tried the formula that was most like Breast milk and he still did it, so we then switched to Soy Milk, and he still does it. Just wondering if any other moms out there have any similar problems with their children and if so if they know what the cause is. I'm really worried about what it could be. I'm hoping that it's just a lactose intolerant thing.

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Kaitlyn - posted on 02/28/2011

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My daughter still spits up at 10 months. She is still BF, but once she started on solids it definitely slowed down. It still happens, especially if she is wearing tight fitting pants or leans forward on her stomach too much. I chose not to put her on any medicine because it does not seem to bother her. It happens and she barely notices. Her pediatrician asked me how much it bothers me and her and when I said it doesn't seem to bother her and I am okay with it as long as she will outgrow it, she told me then there is no reason to put her on medicine. Why start them off on foreign substances if it truly is not necessary? We have become an over medicated society IMO, and if your son does not seem bothered by it and is still gaining (even if it is just a little at a time), I would just let nature take its course. He will grow out of it. His digestive tract is still developing and it very well could be just an intolerance issue. Good Luck!

Lopa - posted on 03/02/2011

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My daughter used to throw up when she got vaccination shots. After I breast feed her, I keep her elevated for sometime. After each feed it is good that the baby blurps. Hold your baby in an upright position against your chest, with him head resting on your shoulder. Gently pat and/or rub him back using a circular or up and down motion, with the heel of your free hand.

Mary - posted on 03/01/2011

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try infamil AR for spit up! my daughter was the same way and i switched her to this formula and she hasn't spit up since

Kelly - posted on 03/01/2011

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my son reflux alot when first born (bf) changed to karicare formula didnt change but then put him on special karicare AR thickened formula and that seemed to help him alot he was fine and preferred it

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Alvina - posted on 01/21/2017

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My baby used to spit up a lot after every feeding and the only thing helped us was Babies magic tea.

Rachel - posted on 03/02/2011

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Thanks to everyone who replied to this question. Today Elijah had his appointment. The doctor said he has Acid Reflux, and that he will outgrow it. He plans to do an Upper GI on him on March 11th, just to make sure everything is developing correctly, but otherwise said to just keep doing what we are doing for it.

Charlie - posted on 03/02/2011

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hi chick my daughter has it shes 9 months an shes been doing it since she was 4 months with both bottle and food losing weight doc said its cos shes moving so much now i was not happy so put my foot down took me 3 months but finally i got her an appointment to a specialist 4 the 31st of march hope hes better soon chick :)

Rachel - posted on 03/01/2011

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Thank you ladies. You have all given me peace of mind that whatever this is, whether acid reflux or lactose intolerance that is a pretty minor thing that he should outgrow, and can be easily treated. I'm not as nervous about going into this doctor's appointment tomorrow now. :)

Theresa - posted on 02/28/2011

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My son was like that. It was reflux. They put him on medicine (Zantac) and swiched him to soy formula. The two things together helped. He went of the medicine at about 9 months and does fine without it now. If it is reflux, most babies outgrow it.

Melissa - posted on 02/28/2011

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My son was breastfed as well and he spit up a lot too!! We switched to soy to but found out that he had a milk allergy. He was switch to Nutramigen and it was smooth sailing after that!!

Rachel - posted on 02/28/2011

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How did they find out that your daughters had it? Did they run any test? I just researched Acid Reflex in babies, and now I'm scared that it could be GERD.

Katherine - posted on 02/28/2011

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Both of my daughters were like this and it was acid reflux. There is medicine they can put him on for it and that's exactly what it sounds like.
When they have it keep him elevated for half an hour after eating and he may not spit up as much.

Rachel - posted on 02/28/2011

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Thanks for the suggestion Kyla! Although, he's been eating cereal for the past month, and it doesn't seem to be making a difference.

The reason we want to take him to a specialist is because our family doctor doesn't seem to be concerned since he is still growing and thriving. At his 4 month check up, he had only gained almost 5 lbs. since birth. That was a big concern to me since my daughter had doubled her birth weight by that time.

Kyla - posted on 02/28/2011

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My son was like that as well, when he was 4 months he even lost weight. My doctor recommended starting him on rice cereal so I started giving his a few teaspoons mixed with a little formula before each bottle and it stopped the spitting up instantly. Might be something you could try?

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