What's going on with my little boy? Is it normal?

Nicole - posted on 06/22/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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my 2 month old little boy has been spitting up a lot after he eats. it's not projectile, just spits up. sometimes it's a little bit and sometimes a lot. sometimes it doesn't happen at all. i know spitting up is normal. he started doing it a lot when he first came home from the hospital then he never did it. now he's doing it again.... my main thing is sometimes i'll just be holding him or he'll be laying down and all the sudden spit up clear liquid.... does anyone have any idea what it's clear sometimes and not like actual spit up? just wondering if anyone else has seen this before.... thanks!!

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My daughter done the same thing. We first switched formula to the GoodStart Natural culture which has probotics, which helps in digestion. Also we have to add cearal to every bottle and I also switched to The Dr. Brown bottle. The Dr. Brown bottle are wonderful, but they are expensive. I bought mine thru ebay which helped so much. Make sure He sit up for atleast 30 min before laying day and there is a medical wedge that helps that you strap him to and he sleeps almost straight up. My daughter went thru all the test and they said she was fine, b/c she was gaining weight and looked healthy so I did my own research and she is now 7mths old and doing better. We have recently started the Prevacid for babies 15mg and she is like a new baby. Does he arch back after a meal? That is a sign of reflux. My daughter still does that when it bother her. Just b/c they say test were ok doesn't mean they still don't have a problem. I hope all this helps and Good Luck.

Nicole - posted on 06/23/2009

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Aside from reflux, it could be time to adjust his feeding schedule. My baby did the same thing around that age. I was nursing him every 2 hours during the day, and I guess it got to the point where he wasn't hungry when I fed him so he spit up the extra. So I started nursing him every 3 hours and that solved the problem. He still spits up every now and then and drools like crazy, but that's a baby for ya!

Nicole - posted on 06/23/2009

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Allison, yes i do feed him halfway between the bottle and then again at the end.

Kristi, i don't breastfeed so it couldn't be that. however, he does wake up as soon as i lay him down or shortly after. well, during the day he does. at night, he doesn't. he eats and goes right back to sleep and is out for the next 3-4 hours until it's time for him to eat again. i've heard from several people the liquid zantac worked really well. i'll ask his pediatrician friday.

thank you all for your responses!!

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Karyn - posted on 02/16/2013

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My 2 month old son spits up clear liquid just at random times other time his spit up looks like chunky has anyone else seen this

Marianne - posted on 06/28/2009

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Hi, I would say that a cranial osteopath would be better than a chiropractor as they are more gentle. You should always see someone who has experience with babies though. Gentle pressure is much better than an 'adjustment' which can do more harm than good.

Amber - posted on 06/25/2009

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try adding some baby cereal to his bottle. that way it makes it a little thicker and it wont hurt him at all. my sister had to do that with my nephew and it helped him alot. he had acid reflux. try the cereal in the bottle it worked for him.

Ryan - posted on 06/25/2009

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my son had the same thing i took him to the doctor insane amt of times and they kept telling me it was normal so i wouldn't worry hes stopped doing it after about 4-5 months and hes ten months now with no problems good luck!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/25/2009

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I've heard of this too, and my chiropractor told me she has treated a few babies with acid reflux who slept through the night after the first adjustment. For the vertebral manipulation, the baby lays stomach down across Mom's belly, and the doctor very gently presses each vertebra to find the pinched nerve. It's gentle and painless, and much less invasive than surgery.

Sharon - posted on 06/23/2009

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EXACTLY what you describe happened to a friend of mine. She did the zantac, but the bottom line was that his esophogeal sphincter (Sp?) valve wasn't shutting. Someone suggested getting examined by a chiropractor. It worked and here's why; the birth was fairly tramautic, with the doctor pulling on the baby's head a lot during delivery. It slightly knocked out an atlas neck vertebra, not enough to cause pain, but enough for there to cause damage to the nervous system flow to the particular part of the body responsible for shutting the valve. ONE adjustment, and she told me it was very gentle, her son was only spitting up a little like a normal baby, not all the time. I was really amazed, especially since the doctors she was seeing before were ready to suggest surgery to fix the problem!

Stephanie - posted on 06/22/2009

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Okay so my daughter is one month and she has acid reflux here are some things the doctor told me to do....when she is done eating she has to stay upright for at least 15 minutes, then when you do lay them down always lay them to the left and at like a 30 degree angle. I have a little thing that is in her crib that allows me to lay her on her side and not let her roll over also it is a wedge shape so that she is elevated it has helped a ton....! hope this is of some help!

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My baby did the same thing, she'd spit up everytime she'd eat. She had Acid Reflux though. The base of the esophagus where it meets the stomach, there's a valve there. A baby's valve is open, and it closes at about 6-7 months. That's what my doctor told me. It's probably just drool if it's clear, and if he nurses, he may have been getting too much when your milk first came in, and now his eyes are bigger than his little tummy! =) Your doctor will be able to answer your questions, make sure you ask about acid reflux, my daughter didn't look pained with her acid reflux, or cry when she spit up but she did wake up as soon as I'd lay her down, or 10-20 minutes later crying. She was prescribed liquid Zantac and it worked great! She was a different baby after that stuff started working.

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hi Nicole, My little one spit up at that age as well. Have you tried burping hime 1/2 through the feeding? Sometimes a little gas bubble can get caught in the belly. My only other suggestion would be to try a different formula (assuming your using formula over BM). They have all sorts of things on the market, maybe another formula or brand would be better. Like you said, ask the pedi.... not sure about the clear liquid. I can't remember that far back : ) maybe a little stomach fluid coming up??

Tiia - posted on 06/22/2009

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my baby spit up alot when she was around that age! it was always right after being fed, or like an hour later,, no more then that! and most the time it wasnt a little bit it was alot!
my doctor just told me that i was feeding her to much, but ONLY she knows how much she needs to eat! so i just l,et it pass. she is now 5 1/2 months and she stopped doing that around 3 1/2, it became less by 3 tho!
good luck with your little one!

Nicole - posted on 06/22/2009

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Carrie, no he doesn't act like he's in pain when it happens or is crying. it just happens out of the blue. he has his 2 month checkup friday so i'm definitely going to ask his pediatrician then. i just wanted to see if any other parents on here have seen this before. thanks for your response!

Carrie - posted on 06/22/2009

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My baby had the same thing when he was little, spitting up constantly when bottle fed or just whenever. Sometimes like formula, other times more like drool. After starting baby food, it would be while eating, after eating, bathing or out of the blue. Sometimes, it was obviously food or formula related, but other times it was for no reason. Pediatrician said this is common and is usually an infant form of acid reflux. She prescribed a pediatric liquid zantac which worked wonders. Might be worth looking into, since it pretty much stopped right after getting this. Could be many different things, but this should be checked out by a doctor to be sure. Especially if he ever cries after spitting up or looks pained afterwards, which is a sign of acid reflux.

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