what can i do to stop my baby from vomiting?

Ghislaine - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 months old little girl and when I give her her cereal or vegetable she keeps that but when i go to give her her bottle about half an hour after her meal, she will vomit some of it back about 30 minutes after she done drinking it....we now give her the Enfamil A+ thicken as she's been doing that since she's been born.

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Cindy - posted on 08/08/2009

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UUmm, Did your doctor tell you to feed her Enfamil A+ thicken?

After 3 months I know you can give cereal and "Stuff". At that point were you not supposed to go back to a "normal" formula? This is just a question.



Our son up chucked every bottle until he had solid food. Then he stopped up chucking and is a normal little 1 year old. He gained weight and grew just like he should. He just went about it in a messy manor.



My Point...Make sure you are supposed to keep feeling the thickener with your doctor. And don't panic to much unless your baby is not growing.

Rachael - posted on 08/08/2009

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Let's see, normally when a baby spits up it's because they ate too much, are being active too quick or got too much air. So maybe try a different bottle or nipple, make sure to try and keep her as still as possible for a while after she eats(maybe a baby einstein movie) or try giving her about 1/2 oz less in her bottle.Hope this helps.

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Erika - posted on 08/11/2009

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My daughter started vomiting her bottle at about 3 weeks old. We took her to the doctor and found out she had reflux and a milk allergy. We had to give her Similac alimentum formula with cereal to thicken it. She also had to be on medication for the reflux. This might be something you want to ask the doctor about.

Annetta - posted on 08/11/2009

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I know they claim formulas to be ok for all infants, but you might try a soy based formula. Your little girl may be lactose intolerant--allergic to milk.

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I never did like the thickened Enfamil, as that caused my youngest to spit up even more!! If you think that it is a dairy intolerance, you can also try Nutrimigen by Enfamil (I was told that Soy still contains some dairy and it made a difference when I used it). Smaller container, and of course, more expesnive (any where from $20.00 to 27.00CAD a can). But my OB told me to use this for my oldest because at the time his intestines were not digesting milk because something wiped out the bacteria needed for that. He was about 8 months at the time I believe. Does she also have diarrhea? This could also be a sign that it is a dairy intolerance, if the milk/formula makes it down that far. Hope this helps. But I would really stress your concerns to a pediatrician. They would know more.

Michelle - posted on 08/11/2009

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My question is how long has this been going on? Did she have a problem with vomiting early on or is this new? Has she been gaining weight? how is she sleeping? What kind of formula is this Enfamil--is it milk or soy based? Both of my children have had reflux, my son has had it quite bad and has been on meds since he was 4 months old (he is 18 months now). She could have an intolerance to lactose in which case you should try her on other formulas--soy-based, lactofree, etc. Some babies just don't do very well with the formulas out there and it's really a matter of trial and error. Also, I wouldn't wait until October to see the doctor--I would go NOW. Something is not right and you don't want the baby to be suffering needlessly. Where are you located because you might consider seeing a pediatric GI. There is an excellent website I found www.reflux.org where there are people (adults and children) suffering from all sorts of GI issues and there might be some ideas there for you as well.

Jennifer - posted on 08/11/2009

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make sure that she is burping good 1/2 way through feeding and again when she is done

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She is probably just getting too much to eat. That's what my pediatrician said to me when my little one started throwing up again at that age after food was introduced. Maybe try cutting back the solids a bit?

Kate - posted on 08/11/2009

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When my son was on formula, he "spit up" or "threw up" after every bottle!! Didn't matter if we gave him less or not. We changed his formula 3-4 times, and nothing helped. He finally stopped when he was on regular milk. We told the doctor about him spitting up all the time, after a bottle, and she didn't seem worried. (I didn't care for that doctor though). I would say, if your daughter isn't losing any weight and you've brought it to her doctor's attention, you're on the right track. Ask your daughter's doctor what he/she suggests.

Cindy - posted on 08/08/2009

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ok just to clarify...

She is eating lots of different "Stuff".

She has been on thickener since 3 weeks. She is now 6 months.

She up chucks up to 30 mins after ingesting a bottle.



Is any of her solid food Yogurt? Or ice cream? If she was not tolerant of Dairy would that not trigger the up chuck?

I'm just thinking of this before one swtiches out the formula, or feeds her less.



I would hate for you to spend extra money on formulas until you have an extra cause for doing so.



Also is there anyway you can call the specialist for advice? Some clinics are very parent friendly. It can't hurt to ask questions from the Professional. Right?



Just thinking here.

Lee-Ann - posted on 08/08/2009

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Once i switched my daughter to soy formula she stopped doing this also, so kinda like Kim's kids, i figure she has my dairy intolerance. Either that or she is just too full and really likes her bottle so is drinking it down only to find later that her body doesn't have enough room. She'll outgrow it. All the best.

Ghislaine - posted on 08/08/2009

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yup...well he's a specialist for babies and he's the one he suggested us to start that kind of formula as she was really bad with the vomiting...at that time she was still on just formula...I started the cereal about 3 weeks after that....and because he's a specialiste he only does fallow up every 3 months or so....I could ask my family doctor but he was aware of the problem of vomiting before we went to see the specialist and he didn't even suggest alternatives to solve the problem except reducing the amount of formula and burping her more...but we had tried all that and still she was vomiting...so we went to the hospital and consulted a specialist. She was doing better but now I think she is indeed getting too excited sometimes after her bottle...so I'll try to get her as calm or steady the most I can and maby giving her about 5 oz instead of 6 oz....we'll see what that does....Thanks for the help.

Olga - posted on 08/08/2009

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I had the same problem with my daughter, turns out that not only was she allergic to milk based formula but she also had a weak esophogus (hope I spelled that right). I would put approx. 3 to six drops of lemon juice in her formula. I think that helped quite a bit but I will never know if she was simply getting better or it was truely helping. hope this helps.

Cindy - posted on 08/08/2009

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You have to wait until October? Wow. We have a health nurse that is available 24/7 incase mom's need help.

Kim - posted on 08/08/2009

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My kids all have a milk protein allergy that caused them to thow up after breast feed ind formula. That had to be on a special formula called pregestimil. I am not sure if that is how it's spelled. My regular doc was not will to diagnose the allergy and we finally had to see a specialist with our second child. He was a totally different baby after a month on the special formula.

Ghislaine - posted on 08/08/2009

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Cindy MacTaggart: I'm not sure...I'm seeing the doctor with my daughter in October for a fallow up, I'll bring that up about the thickener formula...I was asking myself how it would be when it was time to start cow milk....I could try the normal formula again since she's now eating sweet potatos and chicken and turkey...not that she loves the meat but at least she tries it....next week it's carrot time..hehe...

Danielle - posted on 08/08/2009

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I had to change my daughter's formula twice, and still she cried and spit up. Ask your doctor about the possibility of her having acid reflux. They gave my baby some medicine to drink like, once a day, and it all stopped. We only had to give it to her until she turned 1 yr. And she's been fine since then.

Ciara - posted on 08/08/2009

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Maybe shes too full?? try to give her less formula and see if that helps or less at meal time.

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