Constant spitting up

Diane - posted on 03/25/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is now 5mths going to 6mths and he has been having some serious spitting up issues. Does anyone have this problem. Sometimes i wonder if there is any formula left in him, but he is gaining weight.

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Leanne - posted on 04/03/2010

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We had the same problem, and set a schedule for the zantac - 9 am 3 pm 9 pm. We gave it to him about 20-30 mins before we knew he would be hungry that way we remembered becuase itw as the same every day and also no hungry screaming babies waiting for meds!

Leanne - posted on 04/03/2010

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it could be acid reflux. Talk to your dr and you may need to get him on infant zantac. We did this with my son and by a year he grew out of it. Also try soy or other forumla, and add some rice cereal to the bottle to thicken it a little.

Maria - posted on 03/30/2010

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My baby started spitting up a lot at about 1 month old. I tried feeding her at a 45 degree angle and waiting about 30 minutes before i layed her down and that seemed to do the trick. She still spits up but not nearly as much as she used to. The way you can tell if your baby is a happy spitter or has reflux is that if you baby cries or seem uncomfortable after spitting most likely is reflux, if he/she spits up and has no reaction you have a happy spitter in your hands. Hope this helps.

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A friend of mine had a spitting up problem with her daughter, it turned out that she was lactose intolerant. Lactose free formula and then milk were used instead, worked like a charm.

Diane - posted on 03/29/2010

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My son is ready for food. Is it too early to start him. He is 5 mths. 6 mths April 7th. He eats whatever i am eating and seems to enjoy it. Is it too soon?

Diane - posted on 03/29/2010

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Thanks for the info ladies. I did take him to the dr. she says he has acid reflux and did give him meds which should be administered 15mins before feed time. Tried it and it helped for abit. But when he is hungry i can't stand the screaming for that 15mins period. Sometimes he spits up alot and another time it is not much, but i am happy i am not alone. I did change the formula, but he spitted up just the same. @i will certainly search for the doctor brown bottles, @ i will try the zantac, @ Stacey will google happy spitter. Thanks.

Hannah - posted on 03/28/2010

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My daughter did this too...but much younger (started when she was 1 week old). She had reflux...dr prescribed Zantac (liquid form of course) and this did the trick!! Good luck!

Stacey - posted on 03/25/2010

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the same thing happened to my daughter. it seemed like she would spit up everything she drank!, but she was still growing and gaining weight. the dr. called it "a happy spitter". you can google it. i don't know who named it, but there is nothing "happy" about all that laundry! it started when she was about 3 months and started slowing down around 7 months. now at 10 months, she is fine. no more spit ups. the dr suggested to keep her sitting up at a 45 degree angle when she ate and 30 minutes afterward. you can try that. it never really helped with mine. i wouldn't really worry about it as long as he is gaing weight. but i know it is hard not too. ask the dr about happy spitter and i found alot of info about it on-line. good luck

Trisha - posted on 03/25/2010

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ive heard great things about those Doctor Brown bottles for babies who spit up alot. It could be that hes getting way too much air. Im an infant teacher and i have a baby who spits up alot so i burp him often during a feeding,and then keep him upright in a bouncy seat or activity saucer for at least a half hour b4 letting him on the floor. This trick has worked for many of my past babies!!!

Amber - posted on 03/25/2010

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My daughter was about a month old when she started spitting up and not normal spitting either she was spitting what she ate. She has acid reflux your son might have that or a milk allergy i would take him to the doctor and see what they say most likely he does have reflux which if thats the case they will try to change his formula or putting him on meds to reduce acid. Prevacid is what my daughter is on she started out on Zantec but it lasted about a week now she is on Prevacid and she hardly ever spits up not that she has started it. hope this helps. Good luck!!

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