6week old spitting up!!!!

Hannah - posted on 02/20/2010 ( 111 moms have responded )

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My daughter is spitting up almost every feeding. I burp her every 1.5 oz or so, keep her upright after, and I have a mixer for the formula so there are not any bubbles. ALso use the ventaire bottles.... I don't know what to do.....help???

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Lisa - posted on 02/20/2010

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o n by the way even if thers no air bubbles in the milk shes drinking the acid that the stomach produces to curdle the milk to process it creates air bubbles also what causes collic, honest its nothing hun they all do it till they eventually outgrow it my 1st son used to spit up half a feed every time they just told me to change to a thicker milk, lol

Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2010

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My daughter was spitting up pretty much non-stop. Not only was she spitting up, but she was crying as if she was in pain every time she burped or spit up. I finally went to the doctor and she was diagnosed with reflux and she was prescribed Zantac and I was told to start mixing in rice cereal (she was 8 weeks old). Neither of this seemed to help, so we did an x-ray and she diagnosed her with severe reflux and a spasm where her stomach and small intestine meet which was making her spit up even more, and we also discovered she has food allergies and we had to switch her formula to the hypoallergenic formula.

Lisa - posted on 02/20/2010

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The only reason you should worry is if there is a large amount of it. My daughter at 2 months is spitting up puddles and her pediatrician put her on liquid zantac for reflux. If it is just small amounts I wouldn't worry. But if you still do they best advice you can get is from the baby's doctor. Also if she is only spitting up while feeding and not hours afterward I wouldn't worry too much.Also try Dr. Browns bottles work pretty well for gas. They are a bit more expensive, but to me they are worth it.

Beth - posted on 02/20/2010

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I always say that if you think that there maybe something wrong do not doubt your self, take her to see a doctor. I did not have a lot of problems with my first two children but when it came to my last son i knew that there was something wrong. I took him to the doctor and I was wright. He had what they call pyloricstonsis (i am sure that I spelled it wrong, sorry). It is where the muscles are too thick and they keep the flow of food from coming in causing him to spit up his meal. I am not telling you this because I want to scare you, but I want you to know that there are things that can go wrong do not doubt yourself if you think that some thing is wrong then just get it checked out. My son would not be alive today if I wouldn't have taken him to see his doctor. Please if you have any questions I am here. (nightstar8398@yahoo.com)
Beth

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Amanda - posted on 02/26/2010

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OMG I had some thing when my son was like a month old i added 2teaspoons of rice to every 4oz of formula i would try that but i ended up taking to dr and he had acideflux good luck to you

Sarah - posted on 02/26/2010

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My daughter is four months old and she went through a phase for two weeks where very time that she was put into her car seat she puked...then all better out of nowhere. Now if I feed her 8 ounces she spits up, if I do 7 she is fine. Just try to do a little adjustment every time to figure out what works best for her. She also hate having the bottle pulled away from her if she isn't finished, she gets so angry that it upsets her belly.

Kelly - posted on 02/26/2010

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My son is almost 3 now, but when he was an infant he spit up after almost evry meal. I took him to the doctor, and they prescribed him medicine that was like prilosec for babies. It was basically acid reflux, because sometimes it takes a little longer then pregnancy for digestive systems to mature

Ashley - posted on 02/26/2010

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It might be the formula your using!!!! When my kids spat up thats what it was. Good Start is a very good formula I tried others with my sons but this is what I used and it has been great!!! They also have a store brand of it at certin stores!!

Samantha - posted on 02/26/2010

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I had this problem with my son and took him in the doctor to find out he had acid reflux. I switched him to soy formula and didn't have the problem anymore:]

Samantha - posted on 02/26/2010

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I had this problem with my son and took him in the doctor to find out he had acid reflux. I switched him to soy formula and didn't have the problem anymore:]

Nicole - posted on 02/26/2010

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As the other mothers suggested make sure to talk to your doctor, but my son spit up ALOT i felt like it was all day everyday. We went to the doctors and because he was growing normally and was a happy healthy child I was told not to worry about it and as long as he was gaining weight and developing normally then he should grow out of it. He'll be three in April and healthy. He's above average in height and at a perfect weight. Talk to your doc and see what they say but if baby is growing then all should be good.

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I had 5 daughters, and one of them seemed to throw up everything I fed her. I needed a bath towel instead of a burp rag when I fed her. She wasn't sick and I'm mystified as to why she did not lose weight. I tried using different formulas, although in 1974 there were not as many choices, and I tried feeding the formula warm and cold and changing to milk, nothing helped. It was very annoying to take my baby to the doctor and having him tell me that spitting up is normal. This was my 3rd child and I knew the difference between spitting up and projectile vomiting. In all I had 5 daughters and only one had this problem. After several months she stopped. Ironically, this daughter has 4 children and they have all been pukers. My daughter breast fed all of her babies before switching to formula. Her youngest, Isabella is 11 months old and still spitting up a lot.

I think is has something to do with milk allergies. My daughter also had a rash kind of thing behind her ear and Issy has the same thing.

Cat - posted on 02/26/2010

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she sounds like my daughter.sounds like shes tough to burp. that is most of the problem.I learned that the hard way after my son. they assume right away its acid reflux but in reality the baby needs to get burped and often......the dr brown bottles are great

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my daughter threw up once or twice a day after feeding for the first five to six months. She kept gaining weight so I was not to worried. I did take her in to see her Doctor after the first time she did as she was only two weeks old. She stoped on her own eventually.

Nikki - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter was doing that at that age. My pediatrician ordered an Upper GI on her and when they didn't find anything on that, they told me to add rice cereal to her formula. Maybe you could talk to your doctor about the rice cereal.

Leah - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter spent almost the first year wearing bibs all day because she always spit up. It didn't matter how much she burped after feeding; breastmilk or formula, even switching to the sensitive or soy formulas didn't help. She was gaining weight just fine and never seemed distressed by it. She eventually just grew out of it. We just kept lots of burp cloths handy!

Presil - posted on 02/25/2010

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yes but the cereal is given a certain way it's almost like a special diet. it's 4 ounces of milk with 2 ounces of cereal every 3 hrs and this is usually done to babies who have acid refulex (GERD) otherwise babies should not have cereal at least till 5 months. Speaking from experience mom of a baby with GERD.

Denise - posted on 02/25/2010

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My daughter was breast fed and I went through two receiving blankets every feeding from her spitting up so much. It seemed to subside as she got older. Now we have found out that she is alergic to all dairy products. I look back and realise that she was spitting up so much because I ate dairy while I was breastfeeding. You could see your doctor and ask if useing a soy formula may be the answer.

Denise :)

Presil - posted on 02/25/2010

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as long as the baby is not spitting up all of the milk, she will be fine. Otherwise go to your doctor and have her checked out for (GERD) my baby is about to be 5 months now and she has GERD. That was causing her to spit up all of her milk.

Melanie - posted on 02/25/2010

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Some babies just spit up. Mine is 9 months old and still spits up. Did I say spit up? I meant power pukes!!! I've seen doctors and more doctors and I've been told the same thing from all of them; if it's not allergies then it has to do with the valve on the top of their stomach that is not matured. In adults, after you eat that valve closes but for some babies it does not. Apparently it can take up to a year old before it stops. My son is actually on a medication right now, called Prevacid, that really helps him a lot. I just tried a few days without to see if he is any better and he is not, so there tomorrow morning he is going to be starting it again. Hope it helps you a bit. It's not easy, trust me!!!

Victoria - posted on 02/25/2010

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Get her to the doctor and have them test for GERD my son had it when he was born and was in the NICU for 5 days because of it

Erica - posted on 02/25/2010

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I know what you are going through, my daughter is the spittiest baby in the world. I was worried but her pediatrician said it was fine, some just spit more than others.

Sakinah - posted on 02/25/2010

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my little boy used to spit up all his milk until i took him to the doc and found out that it was because he had and inloarence to cows based formula so i was given sma wysoy for him and aweek later he was fine. he has been on it ever since as i cant give him dairy yet but have been told he should grow out off it by the time he is two

Lynette - posted on 02/25/2010

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My 2 month old son would power chuck after every feed nearly even when on the breast. I now have him on a thickened formula and it has worked wonders. You can also get drops to put into normal formula that thickens it up as well. Maybe its worth a shot. If she is still spitting up id go see the doc. Rather find out early before it gets worse. Never know whats going on on the inside. My son also has colic and from the moment we put him onto bottles we have used a colic relief teat yet he still got it. I used to hold him upright after every feed to see if it would help it stay down but i found that it would just help it come up. Now i sit him half up (not fully up) and this helped even when on his thin formula. good luck :)

Samantha - posted on 02/25/2010

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Could be acid reflux...I would take her in. Nothing to serious as long as she is gaining weight. They will just give you some drops and may talk about changing formula.

Stephanie - posted on 02/25/2010

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It may be acid reflux. My son had acid reflux really bad from birth until he was about 8 months old and he threw up all of the time and cried alot from being uncomfortable. Ask your doctor.

Mitzi - posted on 02/25/2010

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I had the same issue as long as the baby isn't in any pain or discomfort. Your daughter maybe just fine to be sure you can always go to the Ped. I was told as long as my daughter was gaining weight and wasn't having projectile spit up. It was ok. She is now 3 months old and doesn't do it any longer.

Samantha - posted on 02/25/2010

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I would try a lactose free formula or a soy formula. My hubby's cousin's son did the exact same thing, and it was because he was lactose intolerant!

Adriana - posted on 02/25/2010

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my son is 9 weeks old and spits up so much to wait until she reaches 8 weeks and ask your pediatrician if u can mix cereal with the babies formula. also after your baby spits up alot make sure the baby isnt dehydrated u can check tha by looking at the babies lips are they moist?? feel inside the mouth are the sides of the cheek moist?? is u answered yes the babies not dehydrated also make sure your baby has pee diapers if the baby goes longer then 6to 8 hrs without a wet diaper that is a concern if the baby is well hydrated gaining weight then spitting up is not a problem alot of babies spit up its normal it might be annoying having to change them 100 times but they will grow out of it hope this helped

Amanda - posted on 02/25/2010

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Babies do spit up alot, but if your seriously worried, take her to the doctor and ask about acid reflux. Some babies get it and need to change their formula. Sometimes the simple things work. Have you tried changing formula yet?

Dana - posted on 02/25/2010

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oh also, with my son, due to his acid reflux, he was three months old, and they put him on Zantac (liquid of course). So def. talk to your doctor!

Dana - posted on 02/25/2010

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my son spit up all his formula after i stopped breast feeding. dont get me wrong, he spit up while breast feeding as well, just not as bad. My dr. said he was 'lactose intollerant'. So they put him on Soy Formula. ask your doctor about Soy!!! :) Works wonders!!!

Crystal - posted on 02/25/2010

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You may want to get her into her doctor.My daughter was doing that with formula ans breastmilk and I took her to her doctor and he told me that she had GERD. It's basically acid reflex. They had to put her on a different formula that was thicker. It had rice additives in it. When I started he on that she did great and was on it for only 6 months and after that 6 months ws up she was fine she got put back o her regular formula. So if I was you I would ask her doctor about it. Good Luck and Congrats on the baby.

Jordan - posted on 02/24/2010

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my baby did this so after every oz i burped and she was fine but that wasnt the case for my friends child... she kept throwing up until i suggested she might be lactose... she went to the doctor, and he switched her formula to the soy based formula and she was better! so ask your doctor...

Ananda - posted on 02/24/2010

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try to put her on soy formula. feed her one oz then burp then repeat till she does not want anymore :) hope that helps

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my son would spit up nearly half of each feed,so ended up trying him on the reflux formula, he stopped spitting up,and kept his feed down, unfortunately though,this meant no more breastfeeding, he was 4wks.

Doreen - posted on 02/24/2010

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Depending on the type of formula u use she may have a milk or soy protein allergy. my son was the same way. i took him to the doctors and they tested his stool fot micro blood particles which is a cause from the protien allergy. ask her peditrician to check for that, good luck

Jay - posted on 02/24/2010

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My son spit up till he was off formula. The spit up looks like a lot more than it actually is. The doctor said that it was normal. We also switched my son to soy which helped a little bit. They grow out of it as they grow older! It will be ok! hang in there :)

Sarah - posted on 02/24/2010

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my daughter is 4 weeks and was spitting up alot. finally i tried a Similac soy formula for babies that spit up and it instantly made everything better. she still spits up a little but not as much or as frequent as before. but, most babies will all spit up some, that's just what they do.

Lindsay - posted on 02/24/2010

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My 9mo old did that also. There isn't really much you can do. We changed to the gentle formula which is supposed to help with gas and fussiness. And we also switched to the doctor brown bottle. Those both helped a little, but he still spit up a ton. Like other people have said as long as their weight is increasing they should be fine. Although there was a medicine that you can talk to your doctor about, but if I recall you had to give it to them a couple times a day every single day, and I didn't want to do that. He was growing so that is all that mattered. Just to give you a little bit of hope the older they get the more it slows down. Now that my little one is 9mo old he barely spits up at all anymore!

Nina - posted on 02/24/2010

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I had that problem with my little one she was not burping and her DR said she was spitting up bc she was trying to get a burp up, how do you burp her on you're lap or on you're shoulder? How every you do burp her try to stretch her belly when you burp her that may help.

Chelsi - posted on 02/24/2010

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Is she fussy when or right before she spits up?! If so she might have acid reflux...and there is medications that you can get from the doctor for it.

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My son spits up bad. I figure he probably spits up a quarter to half of what he takes in. I talked to my doctor about it and she said as long as he seems happy and is gaining weight and growing well not to worry about it. it just means you will have lots of extra laundry and lots of stained clothes. Check with her doctor to rule out acid reflux or a problem with her formula but don't worry too much about it

Measie - posted on 02/24/2010

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My daughter had the same problem...Tried switching to various formulas and nothing worked...Found out she had reflux and it didn't heal til' around 6 mnths...She had to have cereal with all her feedings...Hope you figure out what's up with you lil' one...xo

Constance - posted on 02/24/2010

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IT could be GERD hun. Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease. My daughter had it. She was gaining weight properly too she just spit up way too often. If your child is spitting up after almost every meal she probably has GERD. My daughter was put on an antacid for the burn and a blocker to keep the food down. Another symptom of GERD is if your baby has hiccups too often. I didn't catch this until after my daughter's 2 month shots. It lasted until she about 5 months old but she did really well with the medication.

God Bless.

Jackie - posted on 02/24/2010

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I would discuss it with your doctor, definatly. It could be something as mild as reflux, or if your unlucky as I was with my first, he had something called Pyloric Stenosis (may be spelled wrong) which required surgery. He was, quite literally the Excorsist baby, it was a little frighting. The first surgery was botched by the hospital, but luckily I live in indiana and live pretty close to Riley, one of the top childrens hospitals in the nation and they saved his life. It was a scary experience, however he is now 4 and unless you lift his shirt and see his belly, you wouldn't ever know something was wrong :) Good luck with your baby! (Oh, and you might want to try Avent bottles, they are easier to clean and the don't get as much air in their bellies because they are wider, and more like a breast than other bottles, they are great for women who pump and are worried about nipple confusion)

BRANDY - posted on 02/23/2010

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BOTH OF MY BOYS DONE THE SAME THING WHEN THEY WERE 3-4 WEEKS OLD...THEY HAD TO HAVE A MINOR SURGERY ON THEIR STOMACH,IT WAS CALLED PYLORIC-STENOSIS!!!!

Shannon - posted on 02/23/2010

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I had this problem with my twins and I tried so many different kinds of formula and bottles.
After I put my boys on non-lactose (no soy) formula and switch to the platex bottles with the drop in liners, problem solved!! It worked for them so maybe it will work for you beautiful baby girl.

Brittney - posted on 02/23/2010

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My daughter spit up until she was about 8 months old. I don't know why and the doctors told me it was normal. She spit up after every bottle but she gained weight so it wasn't a concern of theirs. I switched her formula but it didn't really help. As long as she's gaining weight then she should be fine..just keep extra clothes with you! for her AND you!!

Tracy - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son does that.he has got reflux.i would take her to doctors.my son has bee on reflux mecidine since a day old. it sounds bit like that

Kira - posted on 02/23/2010

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My sun had the same problem. You might want to ask the doc. if it could be reflux. It is real easy to treat. And they should grow out of it by the age of 1. It might be something as simple as changing the baby's formula. Don't be afraid to go to the doctors. And don't let them blow you off. Trust your gut. God bless and good luck! :)

Melissa - posted on 02/23/2010

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Spitting up a little bit is normal...however if it is tons of spit up and it is projectile then take her to the doctor....my daughter had a stomache issue when she was about 6 weeks old and she spit up really bad every feeding...so is it just a little bit or is it lots and projectile??

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