baby throws up alot???

Diane - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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when I feed him and pick him up afterwards... he almost throws up all the milk, but not when he goes straight to sleep... is something wrong or am I doing something wrong... PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Diane - posted on 01/11/2010

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I am giving him cereal once before his feed around late morning... that is helping. Thank you all for the advise!!

Sarah - posted on 01/08/2010

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your baby probably needs cereal. his stomach isnt getting satisfied. I think you start with rice cereal b4 oatmeal cereal but I would read about it and ask the dr. but alot of drs will tell you to not do that. my dr did. but I started my son on lil bits of cereal and that did the trick.

Veronica - posted on 01/08/2010

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My daughter was having that problem and my ped told me to put 1 tsp of cereal in her bottle. That seemed to help quite a bit when it came to how much and how often she ate. You can talk to your ped and see what they say about it.

Jodie - posted on 01/08/2010

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my daughter did that n every time she did it she screamed like she was on fire! so i took her the hostipital she has gastrix reflux disorder so she had too much acid so u shud take her ur GP or peadiatricion x

Diane - posted on 01/05/2010

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Thank you all so much for all the advise!!

Kevin is doing great!! After the formula changed, he was still drinking uncontrollably, but now it is better... I'm actully giving him cereal (1 teaspoon) in the morning and 2nd last feeding at night. This seems to be helping him to not drink so much.
For the throwing up part... NOT ANYMORE!!! I'm actually leaving him for 5mins to rest after his feed before picking him up to play - so that problem is solved!!
I've also been giving him organic baby tea - it says only 6 months, but this helps him not to drink so much formula... otherwise I give him water.
Have a wonderful new year and hope that it brings lots of great memories to remember with your loved ones!!!

Kristin - posted on 01/03/2010

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I'm a lil' late reading this post -- sorry. However; I felt compelled to share...

Was wondering if your baby is still doing good w/ keeping his formula down? ... It's been a lil while since you posted and I was curious. Two, being a new mommy is challenging in so many ways. Don't let it get you down. You're questions are very good questions... and that's all about being a great mom!! Never feel that you shouldn't ask that ... or feel dumb because your question may seem odd. Every new mom has tons of questions. It's definitely a learning process for us all. And remember you have a special bond that no one else has with that lil' one right there!! :)

On second note; you asked if you could give your baby tea in between feedings. I can understand your reasoning behind that question. Different kinds of teas are used for different situations. Homeopathics use teas for all kinds of healing aliments. However, giving a baby tea of any kind isn't usually heard of. Teas and juices ... anything other than formula isn't recomended until your baby is a toddler ... their digestive systems are'nt cut out for the harsh stuff. I will say this though if I may; back in the old days when we didn't have Doctors --- like now -- they would use old remodies such as taking tea leaves and giving teaspoons of it to babies for upset stomachs ... but I can't recommend that, you would have to use your own judgement. Good luck to you and yours. ~Kristin~

Mel - posted on 01/03/2010

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no rflux is very common in babies. our daughter threw up whole bottles to 5-6 feeds a day out of 6. she had to start solids at 3 months and have extra calories in everything. Keep the cot upright with a pillow under the matress, try feeding in 2 sittings where possible and feed sitting up, or try thickening bottle with rice cereal, thickener or feed solids before the milk. It lines their stomach and helps hold the milk down. the hospital fed our daughter thickener and pureed foods by syringe before her bottle. Also try switching formula. There are anti reflux ones but because they are thicker they can cause constipation which rice cereal can also

Jennifer - posted on 01/02/2010

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It could be the formula. I had to switch my son formula because he was constipated a lot and the dr switched him to Prosobee which is a soybean milk and it stink and always made him spit up! So it also can be her formula too.

Kellyn - posted on 01/02/2010

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I honestly know nothing about giving tea to a baby, how safe it is or anything. But my inclination would be to give something like 100% apple juice or something first because tea is a dehydrator. It actually takes water out of the system, like soda, coffee, and alcohol. But depending on the age of your baby, it may be okay to give some herbal teas or something. Talk to your doctor before you do anything.

C. - posted on 01/01/2010

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Quoting Diane:

Thank you all!!
I think I've found the problem... I was picking him up too quickly after he's been fed! Now that I take the time to let the milk first settle... he is not throwing up anymore... but he still drink too much for his age. I've got him on a soya formula that the midwife recommended, but not even that seems to be enough for him. Is it ok if I give him some tea inbetween?


Ooooh.. I don't know.. How old is he?? You really aren't supposed to give babies tea due to the possibility of them having severe allergic reactions to it.. If you were breastfeeding, YOU could drink the tea and it would pass through your breastmilk.. Therefore it would be less tea and more water in your breastmilk and your baby would have less of a chance to have an allergic reaction. However, with you formula feeding.. I wouldn't chance it if I were you, not until the doctor says it's Ok to give it directly to your baby, which should be around one year or so. Not to mention that babies under 6 months do NOT need any extra water added to their diet. They get enough of it in the formula and/or breastmilk.

C. - posted on 01/01/2010

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If he's being formula-fed.. He could be allergic to it. My son was and we had to switch him to Similac Isomil Advance in the pink can.. He projectile vomited everything else we tried. It could even be Acid Reflux or GERDs, which is a more severe case of Acid Reflux. My cousin's baby had GERDs and she had to put him on Similac Sensitive.. He didn't have any problems after that.



If you are breastfeeding, it could be Acid Reflux or GERDs as well. If it's Acid Reflux, eating less spicy foods helps a lot. If it's GERDs you will have to be more extreme with your diet. Since almost the slightest bit of acid sets off a GERDs flare-up, you will have to dramatically cut back on anything with acid.. Orange juice, tomatoes or tomato-based anything (drinks or sauce), lemons, grapefruits, limes, even apples- as they have quite a bit of acid in them. There are other foods you'll have to cut back on or cut out, but I think you get the gist of what I'm saying.



It COULD even be something they thought my son had at first, which is Pyloric Stenosis (which occurs in both formula-fed and breast-fed babies). That's where the pylorus (the connection between baby's stomach and intestine) becomes tighter, causing projectile vomiting since the milk/formula cannot pass through and has nowhere else to go.



Take your son to the doctor just to be sure it's not Pyloric Stenosis and go from there.. If it's not, then they can give you a different formula for you to try or give you a list of foods to avoid or cut out of your diet. Good luck! Hope you get it figured out soon!!!

Kindra - posted on 01/01/2010

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My son it was just simply the wrong formula for him. They can have an allergy or reflux but I would try changing to a sensitive tummy type of formula. If you breastfeed then I have no clue. :)

Diane - posted on 01/01/2010

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Thank you all!!
I think I've found the problem... I was picking him up too quickly after he's been fed! Now that I take the time to let the milk first settle... he is not throwing up anymore... but he still drink too much for his age. I've got him on a soya formula that the midwife recommended, but not even that seems to be enough for him. Is it ok if I give him some tea inbetween?

Crystal - posted on 12/30/2009

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He might have acid reflux..you should bring him to the doctors and talk about it

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Diane, I agree with Kellyn. Your baby could possibly be allergic to its formula if you are bottle feeding him/her. One other thing, is the baby colicky? I hope the responses given by the other moms helps you. I had my family 60 years ago and realize times have changed, but my first daughter was allergic to cow's milk and colicky. Good luck. The time and years pass all too quickly. Enjoy today.

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hi



my baby had reflux, he is now 4months old and it seems to be gone, allthough he still would throw up sometimes but i suppose all babies does.

my baby was on a anti reflux formula which help, its thicker than the normal formulan and helps them to keep it in, i did change to normal formula after trying quite a few to see what works best for him.



Good luck, i know the feeling, my baby had to go to hospital for all sorts of test and was drinking tablets everyday, but all is good now.

But all babies differ, hope its not to serious.



Regards

Sonja

Kellyn - posted on 12/30/2009

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First of all, do you nurse or bottle feed? If he's on formula, he may be allergic to it. If he's nursing, he may have some form of reflux. Also, sometimes it seems like babies are spitting up their whole meal when in fact it really isn't the whole thing. If this is the case and he is still growing just fine, gaining weight and all, he is probably fine. Some babies just spit up more than others.



When he throws / spits up, does he burp at all? And when he throws up, does it sound like he's throwing up stuff from his stomach or does from somewhere shallower? If he's actually throwing up and not just spitting up, DEFINITELY talk to your pediatrician (which I would advise anyway).



If he upchucks when you pick him up, try letting the food settle a bit before picking him up, or pick him up and keep him on his back in your arms instead of picking him up under the armpits (assuming that's what you're doing, I don't know).



I know it's early in the morning and posting on forums is good for immediate response to a non-emergency, but I would still call the doc in the morning.

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