Excessive baby spit-up

Allison - posted on 03/30/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter is now 3.5 months old and has has major issues with spitting up since she was born. We have tried Enfamil Gentle Ease formula and Nestle GoodStart Gentle Plus. We found that the Enfamil A.R. works best, but still spits up constantly. There is no pattern. She spits up constant throughout the day. I know there are conditions in babies with the top of the stomach and with the esophagus. Anyone else have this problem? We do her laundry every other day. I can't tell you how many bibs we go through a day. I am hoping she grows out of this soon. We have also tried a little cereal in her bottle, but that doesn't help.

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Tiffany - posted on 02/23/2012

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I have had this problem with both of my boys, My oldest did eventually grow out of it around 9 months or so, it was when he was more mobile and able to be upright for most of the day.

Now my youngest is 5 months old and He seems A LOT worse than his brother was. It is horrible, I feed him upright keep him upright for 30mins to an hour and it doesn't matter at all. He is on Zantac and it does nothing!!! It is frustrating, but because he is a "happy spitter" and is gaining weight they don't seem concerned. Ahhh I think once we move to our new place and get our insurance I am going to take him to a GI specialist just to make sure that there is not some problem causing it or that he isn't doing any damage!

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2009

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My youngest son Matt did that too. We found out that he was lactose intorant. We had to go though 5 different formula. Another reason is your baby might have reflux. I know it sounds weird but matt had it too. They had him on a med for that. You may want to add a little rice cereal to the bottle, thats what my son'sdr. did and it worked. Hope this helps.

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2009

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My youngest son Matt did that too. We found out that he was lactose intorant. We had to go though 5 different formula. Another reason is your baby might have reflux. I know it sounds weird but matt had it too. They had him on a med for that. You may want to add a little rice cereal to the bottle, thats what my son'sdr. did and it worked. Hope this helps.

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2009

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My youngest son Matt did that too. We found out that he was lactose intorant. We had to go though 5 different formula. Another reason is your baby might have reflux. I know it sounds weird but matt had it too. They had him on a med for that. You may want to add a little rice cereal to the bottle, thats what my son'sdr. did and it worked. Hope this helps.

Allison - posted on 03/31/2009

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I am hoping when she is able to start solids that it will slow it down. I am used to being full of spit-up...haha

Emma - posted on 03/31/2009

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I have a four month old son who was continually spitting up, we were back and forth to the doctors we tried gaviscon, ranatadine and giving more feeds with less volume all made no difference although the gaviscon did work he was left with constpation as it was when he was very small! We are also on Enfamil AR and he is defo better we still have bad days of spit up for no apparant reason but he is much happier and we have seen a pead and given him solids this week which has made a massive difference. I do believe reflux is something you have to bear with as long as there is no blood in the spit up or stools. industrial washer could be handy Lol!! Mums down the school have now got used to me being covered in baby sick and smelling yukky!

Allison - posted on 03/31/2009

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Thanks for the suggestions. She has been formula fed from day 1. I try to hold her up right for as long as I can after she eats. It doesn't seem to help. It is hard to take her anywhere because I am constantly cleaning her up. She loves to lay on her back to play and this always causes a big mess....lol

Ginette - posted on 03/30/2009

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My daughter is breastfed and was having full-tummy throw-ups starting around 6 weeks of age. I asked my doctor about Pyloric Stenosis which is a condition where a flap in the esophogas closes off completely, not letting any food through and causing projectile vomiting. It usually hits pretty early, so your daughter is probably safe from that diagnosis. However, my doctor did think that maybe the throwing up was acid reflux related, so we put her on baby Zantac. The throwing up has been reduced to small spit-ups now which is very good. The trick of keeping them upright for 15-20 min after every feeding helps as well. Good luck!

Terri - posted on 03/30/2009

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I had this problem with my son who is now almost 9 months.. He was breastfed, not bottle, but something his pediatrician reccommended that seemed to work was  after feeding prop him up in my lap for a while....to let his tummy settle.She told us it was reflux in his tummy that was making him spit up so often/much. It did seem to help a lot. If you want try and let me know how it works for you.  :) 'GoodLuck!

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