throwing up night time feeds got any suggestions?

Mel - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my daughter is going on 14 months and she throws up most of her bottle on each of her 9pm feeds, i dont know til morning and i wake her at 8.30 and its all over her and i have to get her feed done then straight in the bath. shes making alot of washing for me, her blanket, sheets, and stuffed toys have to get washed, all her day feeds she has sitting up but night feed she has lying down i know this is the reason but its not possible to sit her up because she asleep. Anyone got any ideas on how i can get her to hold down her night feeds? she has only 170 mills in her bottle at night but during the day she has 210.

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Mel - posted on 05/22/2009

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thankyou very much everyone for the suggestions! i wish i had more choice in things but i cant switch formula i need to use the pediasure because its high calorie. ta for the suggestions i have some things to think about

Erika - posted on 05/21/2009

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Well now, if you do think it is one problem or more than one like milk intolerance/allergy combined with reflux, then one of the hypoallergenic formulas like nutramigen or alimentum might help you troubleshoot the spitting up. You could switch her for a few days and see if you see less spit up. I bet you and your doc could decide which one to try first.

Mel - posted on 05/21/2009

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her cot is elevated thanks, ive always wondered if she had a lactose intolerance but wasnt aware if they could actually test for it and i think if she had this then she would have problems with yogurt and things and have a more severe reaction

Jessica - posted on 05/21/2009

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You may want to have her checked for lactose intolerance. My son is lactose intolerant and spit up more on regular formula then we tried him on lactose free and the spit up was barely there.

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Are you able to raise the head end of her cot so the cot is on a slope? Sme of the newer cost offer this. Also, my friend's baby had the same problem and they got a wedge shaped pillow type thing that comes with a cover and you put the wedge under the baby when it lies down. That way the baby sleeps in an almost sitting up or elevated position. The wedge usually goes the whole width of the cot so you dont have to worry about the baby rolling off.

Only other tip I can offer is that if you are giving her formula, some formulas are thicker and will specify they are thicker and this can be helpful if your little one has got reflux.

Good luck and let us know how you go!

Ange

xoxo

Lisa - posted on 05/21/2009

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could be a digestion problem... my baby was just screaming when i was feeding her and i found out she was allergic to my breat milk... aka milk protein intolerance so they make a formula called nutramogin which is already digested for them... hope that helps

Theresa - posted on 05/21/2009

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My daughter did the same at night but before we laid her down. She's three now so no problems anymore like that. But, yes it was extremely frustrating because it was every night and we'd have to clean up puke off her, off the floor, off us, and then she'd wake in the middle of the night starving. Anyway, she didn't get diagnosed but I think she may have had acid reflux. What may help you is elevating her head a little by placing a pillow or folded-up blanket under her mattress, that may help her stay a little more up-right and keep it down better. We got to the point where we just carried a bucket around with us every night and just attempted to catch it...so maybe avoid putting stuffed animals and anything "extra" in her bed until this passes. But, hindsight 20-20 for us, we would have taken her to the doctor to see how else to go about it. All in all, we got through it (amazingly enough) and you will too!! Keep the faith!!

Erika - posted on 05/21/2009

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Hmm, I would discuss that with your Dr. Logically the human body requires slightly different amounts of food each day depending on activity level. To say that a child SHOULD take the exact same amount every time would ignore the fact we are living, breathing, changing organisms. This is definitely a conversation for the doctor. I have no experience with tube feeding. I wish you luck and cheap prices on laundry soap in the mean time!!

Mel - posted on 05/21/2009

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oh for dinner she doesnt eat much maybe a spoon or two of pureed vegies/pasta, cup of water, some cheese stuff like that shes a terrible eater

Erika - posted on 05/21/2009

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Ranidadine (spelling) is prescribed for reflux here. Reflux can become an issue for a child at any young age. I would agree with the first mom's comment that she could be full and does not need the last bottle. . . BUT my son throws up when he is fed lying down. Asking your Dr. if a trial scrip for the mild reflux med might be worth a shot. . . yes, good luck. Poor little thing!

Mel - posted on 05/21/2009

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sorry i forgot to say shes tube fed and they say she needs this one at 9pm i wish she didnt. shes been checked for reflux they tell me she throws up out of habit now, her matress is elevated. it may be too much yeah because her feeds are three hourly during the day but im not sure what i can do about that i have to get 5 feeds in. im not sure whether to just give her less in the bottle and not tell them

Holly - posted on 05/21/2009

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has she ever been checked for acid reflex ?my son did that and my dr precribed some thing i dont remember the name ,he also told me me to get some small blocks and to put them on the end were his head lays so be tilted !do you think that she is over full to much ?what does she eat for dinner thean bottle may be to much ?im not sure

Christine - posted on 05/21/2009

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She probably doesn't need the last feeding...is she using the bottle as a comfort tool? She has to probably learn to soothe herself to sleep...good luck honey.

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