my little girl is 5months old and soooo sicky its unbeleivable we must go through at least 8-10 bibs after each feed,she brings up moe than she take but is still putting on weight!! any avice????

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Tina-maria - posted on 04/15/2009

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hi demi my second cousin is the same and the docs have said when they start sitting up more and alot more solids it should sort it self out and he all so on stay down milk by sma hope this helps tina x

Misty - posted on 04/15/2009

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Ok I'm not crazy - but take her to a chiropractor. that has helped my son and several of my friends newborns. They can explain to you how the trauma of being born can throw their alignment off and sometimes adjusting them can help with the flow of their digestive system. I know for a fact that it's cured colic and ear infections. Stopped my friends baby from having to get tubes put in his ears. It's worth a try right!

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Just FYI. Nutramigen is an Enfamil product. If she won't take it because of the taste you may want to try the Similace equivalent. I think it is call Allimentum. As I posted earlier my children both had to use Nutramigen. It also helped to relieve the constipation. Hope this helps.

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Rob - posted on 07/23/2014

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That's not far from mine. She is 2 months now and 8-10 per day is not new to me. In fact we go through more than that. I can't give you any advice because I still do not know what to do and how to get over with this kind of situation.

Lynn - posted on 06/07/2013

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Get Dietician invovled...perhaps child is allergic to formula she is getting...slow feeds and venting could help. Good luck! :-)

Demi - posted on 05/06/2009

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thank u all 4 the comments,took my little girl 2 the pediatrician she has acid reflux,

Demi - posted on 05/06/2009

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thank u all 4 the comments,took my little girl 2 the pediatrician she has acid reflux,

Demi - posted on 05/06/2009

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thank u all 4 the comments,took my little girl 2 the pediatrician she has acid reflux,

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MY daughter was the same, as soon as we started food she stopped. If there are any signs, like interest in your food get her started!! good luck.

I used cloth nappies as feeding cloths, they last longer than just the bib!!

Mel - posted on 04/17/2009

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constipation can be a difficult problem to deal with Demi but unfortuntaely with babies sometimes its just a matter of trying different things it took them 4 months to work out what was wrong with my daughter she is now 12 months and still little from throwing up and they are putting her on a pump with overnight feeds next week - she doesnt have reflux and never has. anyway shes also had constipation since 2 weeks so all i can recommend for that is trying the prune juice, coloxyl drops, plenty of water, massage, warm baths or vaseline on a cotton tip. hope it all goes well and that they sort it out let us know how things go.

Sandra - posted on 04/17/2009

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Hi Demi. Ive had this problem with all four of my girls. Their problem is to do with the valve that is supposed to prevent this is still weak. My first child needed medication as it caused her great discomfort and this helped but she was only a month old. As with all of them though I tried the reflux formula which is a thicker formula to help it sit in their stomach but they didn't like it much. They do grow out of it just the time frame varies. My latest puker is 7 mths old and on solids but still covers myself and others in sick right at the most inconvenient times. Patience is the key and lots of bibs and sick rags. Don't hold around the stomach if possible and try and keep her upright for a while after a feed. Good luck and know that it does pass i's just yuck until it does. lol.

Kylie - posted on 04/17/2009

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My lil girl had this problem, so we switched her formula until we found the right one.. We did find a formula that was better suited for her and didnt make her sick

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My youngest son was the same. he's now 1 year 7 months old so it's not a problem anymore. My son would vomit after almost each feeding from the time he was 3 months old up until he was 5 months old; but he was also gaining weight very well. Our doctor said that this wasn't a cause for concern as it is normal for some babies to be puky at this stage due to an immature digestive system. They normally outgrow this at around 6months. In the meantime I have a few tips that may help you; 1. lessen your intake of milk. I forgot why, but it contributes to your baby's vomitting. & 2. Be extra patient. I had to change bedsheets up to 3 times in a day before. But hey, at least you know you're baby has a good appetite. Good luck!

Danarae - posted on 04/16/2009

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Quoting Demi:

my little girl is 5months old and soooo sicky its unbeleivable we must go through at least 8-10 bibs after each feed,she brings up moe than she take but is still putting on weight!! any avice????




after three girls with the same problem try three tea spoons of cereal in the bottle and three drops of mylacone that is comeing from kids who would get sick the second a bottle was done let me know how it works for you.

Natalie - posted on 04/16/2009

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hi, not sure about the sicky thing ? (sorry) but can i suggest you buy yourself and oil cloth bib (a wipeable one) so at least while you figure this out you can save on your washing load my love ! xxx

Natalie - posted on 04/16/2009

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hi, not sure about the sicky thing ? (sorry) but can i suggest you buy yourself and oil cloth bib (a wipeable one) so at least while you figure this out you can save on your washing load my love ! xxx

Roseanne - posted on 04/16/2009

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My little sister was the same, she did the whole projectile vomiting too. Apparently it was the flap in the stomach being premature and eventually she just stopped.
If she's putting on weight, i'd not worry immensly but all the same you could seek advice from your GP.

Roxanne - posted on 04/16/2009

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my little boy is 2 half and from day one he has projectile vomited after every feed, i was told not to worry as he was gaining weight and otherwise very healthy and happy, now he is under the hospital because it keeps happeneing evry week along with collapsing. if she is healthy and gainging weight she may grow out of it.

Jennifer - posted on 04/16/2009

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Both of my boys were like that....it was acid reflux. My oldest could only take Similac Isomil Advanced formula. My youngest wasn't  as bad, so my dr told me not to switch his formula. My oldest had to take liquid Zantac though. And when you start feeding her solid food you will see the spitting up stop.

User - posted on 04/16/2009

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my son was also very sicky baby until he was around 8-9 months old. hed have countless changes of bibs and clothes and we couldnt go anywhere without a bag full of muslin towels! he seemed to chuck everything back up no matter what i did, but he always put on weight. the health visitor said not to worry about it as long as he was putting on weight. she told us that there is a band of muscle around the stomach that holds food down, with younger babies this is weak and will often let milk and food back up, but it gets stronger over time so your baby should outgrow the sicky thing. 

Sabrina - posted on 04/16/2009

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when my son was just 3 weeks old he started throwing up every meal..i mean the vomit would just shoot straight up in the air..took him to the er and they did an allergy test on him and found that he was allergic to the protein in the formula...they had to put him on nutrimagen..it was more exspensive but so worth it...he would spit up very little but was so much better..i would talk to your pediatrician if i were you and see if maybe that is the problem..hope this helps!

Darcy - posted on 04/16/2009

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Sounds like she has acid reflux disease. My daughter had it when she was born and threw up after every feeding. She had to take medicine for a couple of months to correct it. But I would take her to see a pediatric gastrointestinal doctor. Have you talked to your pediatrician about it? He could refer you to someone. Also, as long as they are gaining weight that is great. They really don't throw up everything they eat although it seems like it. I remember changing her clothes and mine many times a day. Good luck and hang in there... If your doctor doesn't refer you, you can look up a specialist in the phone book... make sure it's a pediatric specialist though they work with babies all day long.

Erin - posted on 04/16/2009

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my daughter was the same way..my doctor just said she was a puky baby..she out grew it at about 7-8 months..as long as she is putting on weight and doesn't seem to be in any pain then you just kinda go with the flow..pack lots of extra cloths..

Audrey - posted on 04/16/2009

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My daughter had the acid reflux as a babyafter we had to put her on formula. same sick symptoms and eventually we found one that lessoned the burbs up. we had to buy a wedge so she would sleep slightly elevated, and gave her gas drops. Yet after paying attention to the foods she was eating, I discovered that green foods made her gassy, and was contributing to the reflux. However she is now 2 1/2 and we have had to put her on lastose free milk and no dairy and she is a perfectly healthy toddler and no gas reflux problems.

Lynn - posted on 04/16/2009

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my son had the same problem after every feed he would bring it all bk up again i was told he was just a sickly baby and he suffered with bringing up his wind 2 . he then started 2 have fits and stop breathing so he ended up in a and e and the doc said is he always this sick and told me 2 try gavoscon in his milk 2 make it thicker he was on the thickest milk there was anyway. and this helped alittle but not much . they said it will get better when hes on solids but it didnt it carried on till he was about 18 mths old .

User - posted on 04/16/2009

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My first son was the same way. I changed his formula to a soy one, and he could tolerate that one. I also used to burp him after every ounce. I then introduced some cereal off the spoon at night time. I started him on solids early also. The pre made formulas work the best, but if you have powder, make it a few hours in advance and let it sit in the refridgerator and settle before you give it to the baby. My doctor told me about this and it helpe tremendously. Good luck.  

User - posted on 04/16/2009

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My first son was the same way. I changed his formula to a soy one, and he could tolerate that one. I also used to burp him after every ounce. I then introduced some cereal off the spoon at night time. I started him on solids early also. The pre made formulas work the best, but if you have powder, make it a few hours in advance and let it sit in the refridgerator and settle before you give it to the baby. My doctor told me about this and it helpe tremendously. Good luck.  

Patricia - posted on 04/16/2009

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When my daughter was an infant back in 87, she would bring up almost an entire bottle with every feeding. Her pediatrician told me to lay her on her right side at a 90 degree angle after every feeding and it seemed to help alot. The formula was sitting in her esophagus and that is what caused her to throw. Laying her at an angle helped the formula go down. I hope this helps.

Rachel - posted on 04/16/2009

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both my daughters did that, it wasn't an intolerance of anything, and they grew out of it, i think some babies are just sickie and some aren't lol

Liza - posted on 04/16/2009

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I would check for food allergies.  If your baby is that young and spitting up that much, it sounds like a dairy allergy to me.  Or it might even be wheat.



Also, your baby might not be ready for food quite yet if that is happening.  But, I would really cut out dairy first and see what happens.  That means switching to a soy formula and watching the types of foods you feed and if you are still nursing...you need to cut out all dairy too.  That means, milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.....



Good luck.

Beverly - posted on 04/16/2009

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Check with your dr but if there is no medical reason



Try putting a drop of peppermint extract in her bottle. In Scotland they have what they call Gripe Water that they add to bottles but all it is is water with peppermint in it. I used this method with all 4 of my children and they very seldom spit up or had gas. It keeps their stomach calm and settled. Another good point is the very few times they did it smelled plesant not pucky lol. Let me know if it helps

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Have her ches checked out. she probarbly has mucous on the lung and the throat passages thats why the food won't go down. take her to a physiotherapist and they can tell you.

Rebecca - posted on 04/16/2009

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I would recommend seeing you health nurse/doctor. Your baby may siffer from Reflux and may either need medication or special formula that she will be able to keep down.

Liz - posted on 04/16/2009

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we didn't have quite that much of a prob, but started giving her cold bottles (not fridge cold, just room temp) and the problem has gone for good.

Cathy - posted on 04/16/2009

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hi it sounds like reflux, my 2 sons had it, just go ur health visitor and they will tell u. my sons had to have gaviscon in there bottles.

Alexandria - posted on 04/16/2009

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my daughter who is now eight months used to do the exact same thing! NOTHING ever stayed down and she spit up way more then what i could ever feed her. we even had to take her to the E.R one time because she had not held anything down all day. FINALLY we got word that she had acid reflux and the doctor prescribed her medicine, and it helped..a bit. so one day we went to the doctor and he put her on Lacto Free Lipil from Enfimil and that helped out a lot. then when she turned 6 months we took her off the reflux medicine cold turkey and started stage 1 baby food, and not once since then has she spit up like she used to. HOPE THIS HELPS!!

Michele - posted on 04/16/2009

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Your little girl may have lactose intolerance, my son was exactly the same and had constant diarrhoea too. He was put on a loctose free milk and he grew out of it by time he was 16 months old.



Take  your little girl to see your GP that is yoour best option.

Tara - posted on 04/16/2009

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try cow and Gate comfort, my dauhter has been like that since bout 4 weeks and this milk really helped, she also has gaviscon in her milk.

she is 8 months now and is alot better..... some days she only wears one outfit!!!! she still has bad days but this is usually when she has a cod, hope this helps x

Casey - posted on 04/16/2009

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If she is on formula it may be that. My 10 mth old was on S26 Gold, i used it with my previous 2 boys without a problem, but he was spewy all the time, it seems to be the added omega 3 and biofactors in it, some babies can't stomach it. He has not been sick since i put him on the standard S26 but was sick again when i gave him yoghurt with these biofactors and omegas. hope this helps xx

Ashley - posted on 04/15/2009

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Has she been tested for acid reflux? My daughter was the same exact way. We switched her formula about 5 times, and still nothing. so they sent her for a test for acid reflux. The first test that she got done showed no signs of acid reflux, but I waspersistant and wanted more tests done because I knew it wasnt normal for a baby to be spitting up that much formula. They finally found that she had severe acid reflux after doing the dye test, so maybe you could talk to your doctor about that.

Kelly - posted on 04/15/2009

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my son had reflux really bad when he was a baby... they put him on a medication and it stopped... ask your pediatrician

Wendy - posted on 04/15/2009

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Sounds like acid reflux. My twins had the same thing. They would spit up so much, it took forever to feed them. My doc suggested sitting them up while feeding - and burping after each oz. It took some time, but it passed after 4 months. Hang in there!!

Nicole - posted on 04/15/2009

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My daughter was breastfed and did this.The doc said she a type of reflux and would grow out of it (she did) She would throw up every time I fed her and then I would have to turn around and feed her again... hang in there it will get better.

Kim - posted on 04/15/2009

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My son is 8 months and still throws up all the time! He's gotten better over the months, but it's still a problem. As long as they are peeing, pooping and gaining weight, they're doing OK. I switched his formula AGAIN a month or so ago and he's been doing better. I've been giving him Enfamil AR. It's a real pain to mix (I use the powder), because it clumps all the time, but it has reduced his throwing up significantly. Good luck!!

User - posted on 04/15/2009

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my baby had the same thing the doc told me to promp her up or sit her up when u feed her not to lay her down and ehey say not to promp the bottle

Heather - posted on 04/15/2009

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My son was the same way...I went through so many bibs a day, and so many changes of clothes for me too!  But not to worry, there is an end in sight.  Right around when my son turned 8 months, he stopped spitting up and now keeps most of his meals down.  I think part of it was switching to solid foods (it slowed down when I started giving him cereal and fruits) and part of it was just his digestive system maturing, according to my doctor.  Also, when she starts to be more upright and mobile, you'll notice it decreasing.  Just stick it out...soon, you'll hardly remember what its like to be covered in spit up!

Amanda - posted on 04/15/2009

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Quoting Demi:

my little girl is 5months old and soooo sicky its unbeleivable we must go through at least 8-10 bibs after each feed,she brings up moe than she take but is still putting on weight!! any avice????



What formula are you using? I had to switch to soy formula. Then she had reflux and to go on medicine. Not form the soy milk by the way. Also if you are breast feeding talk to you doctor. If your not breastfeeding also check you bottles. All those things I found not to have a sicky child. Good luck!!

Irene - posted on 04/15/2009

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My daughter (6 months) has the same problem.  She was diagnosed with acid reflux at 2 months and was prescribed Prevacid, which didn't help.  I have tried various different formulas, including Soy and none have made a difference.  At her 6 month check up, her pediatrictian suggested trying to thicken her formula with a product called Thicken Up...and sadly that has not helped either, she even throws up solid food.  Her pediatrician is now referring her to a Ear, Nose Throat specialist to see if there is anything else causing her to throw up so much. 



 



Having said all that, one thing that has made a noticeable difference in the amount she throws up is a Baltic Amber teething necklace.  It could be pure coincidence, but since I bought the necklace for her, she throws up less amounts. 

Dorian - posted on 04/15/2009

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My daughter would spit up after EVERY feeding (she was breast fed). The Dr. said she was just drinking soooo quickly, and her stomach was just so small. My advice, if she's gaining weight and undisturbed by the spit up...buy a bib to match each outfit. :-) My daughter had a bib for each meal. hahaha

Selina - posted on 04/15/2009

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my son had reflux and  did the same took him to four different doctors and one doctor gave him gaviscone for infants and it helped a treat as soon as he stopped having a bottle at a year he didnt need it anymore xxx

April - posted on 04/15/2009

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Have you asked the doctor about acid reflux? My daughter had it pretty bad when she was little. I had to feed her a little at time and she eventually grew out of it.

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