Any tips for a 6 week old who spits up after EVERY feeding and for about an hour afterward?

Michelle - posted on 05/18/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

12

44

0

We've tried sitting her up but that only makes it worse. Trying to keep her flat/45 degrees doesn't always work either since, when she gets gas, she WANTS to be more upright.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Lisette - posted on 05/22/2009

3

5

0

did u ask ur pediatrician?i had the same problem with my 3 kids.the best things 2 do is,first she should be fed a A.R FORMULA ,specialy made 4 children having a thowing up problem,second a medicine is prescibed 30min. before meals 3 times a day.that worked 4 my kids.

[deleted account]

have her checked for acid reflux and do your research for the best pediatrician in your area. good luck

This conversation has been closed to further comments

15 Comments

View replies by

Cidalia - posted on 05/27/2009

163

41

22

Quoting Monica:

my son would spit up a couple hours after feeding for no reason and it was projectile, i just dealt with it really there is not much you can do unless its acid reflux causing it. In which case I would ask the doctor.


 



My daughter had projectile vomiting too... projectile vomiting is often a sign of lactose intolerance (not milk allergy).  I put her on lactose-free formula, and she was fine.



You really have to look at the symptoms.  Is it just spitting up?  Is it projectile vomiting?  Projectile vomiting might be lactose intolerance (especially if accompanied by diarrhea and gas or "sour" burps.  Spitting up is common in babies (a lot of them have reflux), but if it's really bad, it's not true that there's nothing you can do.  Many doctors will prescribe an antacid for baby to help.  All that spitting up can cause a lot of pain in the esophagus, so don't just let it go.

Karylyn - posted on 05/20/2009

4

0

1

Have you tried putting a tablespoon of cereal flakes into the formula? It always help my kids.

Loretta - posted on 05/20/2009

2

0

0

My daughter had the same problem and I sat her in her car seat for about half and hour after she ate to allow her meal to settle. Eventually the issue resolved itself.

Jessica - posted on 05/20/2009

61

7

8

Hi there, It is common for babies to spit up a little after feeding thats normal. However if you feel that maybe it's too much or too often then I would seek medical advice as it very well could be reflux. My son had that as a baby he was always being sick but he would power chuck his whole feed everytime.

Best of luck

Cathelijn - posted on 05/19/2009

521

16

21

If it is not a medical issue, It might just be something she does. My daughter has always spat up a lot we had puddles on the floor sometimes :-) She was gaining weight and the spitting didn't seem to upset her or hurt her. I would always give her her bottle in 2 sittings and let her rest in between for about 20 minutes, after the second session I would put her in her swing and let her sit there for about 30 minutes.The more I would move her around the more she would spit so I would just leave her in the swing for a while she would still spit up but not as much. If it worries you obviously get it checked out by a doctor!

ALLISON - posted on 05/18/2009

1

8

0

I KNOW THIS MAY SOUND CRAZY BUT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, IT REALLY WORKED FOR ME. I WAS HAVING LOTS OF TROUBLE WITH MY SON SPITTING UP AND A WOMEN THAT I WORKED WITH TOLD ME TO TRY POWDER MILK. JUST THE PLAIN OLD TIME POWDER MILK THAT COMES IN A CARDBOARD BOX. FROM THE HOUR THAT I STARTED GIVING IT TO MY SON , HE STOPPED SPITTING UP AND STARTED GAINING WEIGHT. HIS DOCTOR DID HAVE ME ADD VITAMINS TO IT. HOPE IT HELPS!

[deleted account]

Yes, have her checked out. Mine spit up BAD for the first week, our peditrican suggested switching to soy milk and it stopped almost immediately. If you are pumping than it may just be gas or the bottle you use, it takes some tweaking...but you will get it figured out!

Francine - posted on 05/18/2009

1

20

0

try asking your doctor about gripe water --worked like a charm on my son who is now 2

Rebecca - posted on 05/18/2009

57

5

5

Is baby formula or breastfed? If breastfed it may be something that you are eating that is upsetting babys tummy, if formula fed you may need to look at changing formulas. Speak to baby's Dr about it first. Unfortunately some babies are just unsettled for a while

[deleted account]

my son would spit up a couple hours after feeding for no reason and it was projectile, i just dealt with it really there is not much you can do unless its acid reflux causing it. In which case I would ask the doctor.

Tena - posted on 05/18/2009

1

4

0

My 10 year old had that same problems. We sat him in car seat for 30 minutes after he ate. Also he was on special formula "Alementium" which helped.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms