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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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??

Kerin - posted on 02/23/2010

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I'd try a different formula. She may be having issues digesting that formula. I had to switch formula 4 times with my first before I found one that worked. I use Good Start Supreme Immune Plus.

Sylvia - posted on 02/23/2010

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dr. brown's bottles are a miracle!! they helped us so so much with that problem.

Allie - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son spit up every feeding. it was horrible. he would spit up across the room all the time. we tried 7 different formulas and had an upper g.i. done and there was nothing wrong with him and still to this day they dontn know why he did that! but it happens hun. just keep her up right after each feeding and keep burping her and as long as she is gaining weight then everything will be fine!

Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010

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my daghter spit for sooooo long and then ougrew it. Try putting a pillow under the crib mattress(between the wood of the crib and the mattress not on top) to elevate it slighly at the head it helped my daughter sleep and lessened her spiting up when sleeping. good luck

Becca - posted on 02/23/2010

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my daughter spit up a lot too, what kind of formula do you have her on? I also used the ventaire bottles but found that they weren't helping with her gas situation. Have you tried the Dr. Brown's bottles? they're a little pricey but SO worth it!!

Sheri - posted on 02/23/2010

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Spitting up is perfectly fine. Almost every child (at least every one I have been around) spit up a little after feeding them. It's when they completely puke after feedings. That's when you need to take her to the doctor if she does that. However, when I burp my 8 week old son I lay him on my lap on his tummy. It seems to help some.

Annie - posted on 02/23/2010

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My daughter did the same thing....and sadly it lasted till she was about 6 months old. My doctor said it was nothing to worry about and never told me to change her formula or bottles. She never fussed or acted like she was in pain so the doctor didn't worry. She might just be a spitter uper like my daugher was. She will grow out of it. If she is crying or acts like she is in pain after she eats or during or after she spits up it might be acid refux and she WILL need meds for it. Good luck and keep the burp rag handy!! I had about a million of them!!!

Elizabeth - posted on 02/23/2010

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How much is she spitting up? My son was throwing up everything he ate to the point I was using receiving blankets for burp cloths. I found out he has Pyloric Stenosis, an almost common condition where the Pyloric valve that pulls food from the stomach to intestines was closed and by 5 1/2 weeks he was literally starving to death. He'd lost 4 oz from his birthweight. If it's that bad, get him to the doctor right away, as they can go in 24-48 hours.

I don't mean to scare you, only to enlighten to this condition. Everyone kept telling me babies spit up, it's what they do. It just didn't sit right with me so I called my doctor and got him in immediately. He was in the hospital 12 hours later, in surgery 7 after that. You be the judge as if it's excessive or just a little.

Ashley - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son was the same way:( he was even on special formula that was 25 for a 12 oz can. i finally found a formula that he liked and didn't spit up with. it was enfamil a.r. lipil for babies who spit up frequently. i didn't find that formula til my son was 9 months old but it was a huge difference in his spitting up:0 i suggest you try different formulas until you find one she likes. my son couldn't handle similac at all and once he was on enfamil he was fine

Gemma - posted on 02/23/2010

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ask your doctor for infant gavison it has worked great for my daughter who was the same, its a reflux problem more common in boys but can effect girls to hope this helps x

Lindsy - posted on 02/23/2010

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i had the same thing with my duaghter not but a few months ago. she was allergic to the formula and had to be put on nutramigen made by enfamil. she was on that until she was 3 months old and the dr. put her back on isomil which is soy formula. the nutramigen helped her she stopped spitting up. and she has been doing fine since she was out back on isomil. but always talk to our dr. before doing anything.

Lauren - posted on 02/23/2010

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have u tried leaving her really still after feedings my baby had the same problem and still does occasionally lasi still has a few problems with acid reflux

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my daughter did this for the longest time!! she was spitting up until she was about 10 months old. it was worse when she was little, she would spit up most of her bottle. i switched her to similac sensitive and it helped a little bit. but she eventually grew out of it. the doctor said some just do that. i wouldn't worry too much. my mom said i was a projectile vomiter. lol they tried everything with me and nothing helped, i just grew out of it. she is still pretty little, just give her some time. good luck

Tabitha - posted on 02/23/2010

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She might 1 have a reflux problem which you might want to check with your doctor. I had this same problem when my daughter was young I burped her 3-4 times in a 2-4 ounce bottle. burping more often helped alot more, eventually it went away by 3 months forsure. If it is still setting you uneasy you can take some rice cereal and put very little in her bottle it will help to stick to her tummy and if that does not work try to change her formula. :) Message me personally if you need further advice.

Stephanie - posted on 02/23/2010

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my daughter had that problem once i stopped breast feeding after 3 weeks, i got her on formula and she started spittin up all the time, doctor called it acid reflex. it finally stoped at 6months. if its not acid reflex i think burping her every ounce might help

Amanda - posted on 02/23/2010

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Some babies spit up half of what they eat. As long as she is still having wet diapers then she should be ok. If not have your Dr. rule out Pyloric Stenosis. It generaly is a condition in first born males...but I have heard of lil girls having it too. Here's some info.
http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/dig...

Heather - posted on 02/23/2010

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if it is only a little bit of spit up the baby should be fine. how ever if it is like a full bottle spit up and it is projectile i would look into milk alergies. if the doctor shows no concern dont be afraid to get a second opinion

Carly - posted on 02/23/2010

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They just do in most cases. I don't no a baby that doesn't spit up a little bit after a bottle. It's one of them things that can't be helped. Aslong as it's not projectile vomiting then she is fine.

Cheryl - posted on 02/23/2010

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Hi my daughter was just the same she never kept milk down was continually sick. I took her to the docters who said she had reflux and they put her on "cow and gate" "carobel". This thickens the formular which helps her keep it down, as her condition means the value to the stomach is let thin fluids through to quickly so this really helped. She is no longer sick with her milk. Hope this helpsx

Anna - posted on 02/23/2010

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I just went through this with my son, in fact we just figured out the answer TODAY! We give him a 2 ounce bottle with a teaspoon of infant rice in it allow him to take about 15-20 gulps, burp him and give him his pacifier for about 10-15 minutes then repeat the process until the bottle is gone...it takes longer for the feeding to end but he hasn't spit up yet since we started this routine. I hope this helps hon!

Taylor - posted on 02/22/2010

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Ok this can also be a sign of acid reflex in a baby .....doctors usually don't like to talk about this since they think babies are too young ..but there are some cases where it is extreme and there is medication for it ....Does your baby fuss and cry when you have her laying flat after a feeding? It could also be she doesn't have the right formula for her .....how many different types have you tried ...she could be lactose and tolerant which is also an issue that doesn't always get detected ......hopefully this helps

Taylor - posted on 02/22/2010

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Let us know the outcome ..acid relflux....lactose .....or over eating ....or just plain wrong formula ..just wondering

Terra - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter and son both had this problem, I ended up having to switch to a lactose free formula cause their tummies were to senstive. I didn't have any problems once I switched. Hope that helps.

Heather - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter started spitting up at around 4 weeks and now at 6 months she's just now getting better about it. She still does it on occation but I try to let her stay in a reclined position for a little bit to let her digest a little before I move her. I took my daughter in to the doctor at 8 weeks because she was throwing up almost an entire meal a day and wasn't pooping as much and all they said was that she may have a bug or something otherwise it wasn't anything to worry about and that spitting up is normal in the first year and to wait it out. I was also breastfeeding so there wasn't a chance of allergies really.

Sarah - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son was spitting up almost his entire feeding from when he was born until he was about 10 months old. We got him tested for acid reflux and that's what it ended up being. They gave him prescription medicine and we had to switch his formula from regular Enfamil to Enfamil AR which is for babies that spit up frequently.. it helped a little but not to much. You might just have your baby in bibs until it passes...but just so you know, it DOES pass luckily! =)

Nikkole - posted on 02/22/2010

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its prolly her formula, you may want to change. i would talk to her doc first, he or she will tell you want formula to change to. my lil girl was like yours the day she was born and we had to put her on soy formula

Brittany - posted on 02/22/2010

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my daughter did the same thing long as its not projectile than shes ok bc i had the same problem she will grow out of it.. if shes not gaining any weight than that will b a concern just keep doing what ur doing or it csn b the formula but b4 u switch tell ur doctor n or it can b the reflex

Sally - posted on 02/22/2010

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Has she been diagnosed with GERD (Gastroesophogial Reflux Disease)? My little guy was diagnosed with this at 5 days old after he continued to spit up literally every thing he ate. He now takes Zantac twice a day and is a much happier baby. It also gets better when they can have rice cereal (He was allowed to have this in his bottle at 4 months) and much better when they start on solid food. Until then, hang in there. Get a large supply of burp cloths and maybe even an apron to wear while you feed her! A book that I found VERY helpful was Colic Solved by Bryan S Vartabedian. This book explains exactly what is happening and has some helpful hints.

Christina - posted on 02/22/2010

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Ask your Dr. about an AR (added rice) formula. The added rice makes the formula thicker so it stays down better. I swear by this. Both my kids used it and with great results. This can however cause more wieght gain then is healthy so talk to your Dr. first... Good luck!!!

Vanessa - posted on 02/22/2010

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spit up is totally normal...my son spit up constantly as a new born but the doc said as long as they are gaining weight there is nothing to worry about for the most part; however if she seems to be in pain then you may wanna see a doctor about reflux...hope this helps!

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My daughter spit up until she started solid foods and I breastfed her. Some babies puke, it is gross and I was worried too but she was gaining weight and there was no reason to be concerned about it.

Allison - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son had the same problem. Try switching formula, similac sensitive r.s. worked great for him.

Kimberley - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son was the same until he was 9months old , he threw up every meal and milk, he had bad reflux, which means they can't burp properly and spit up all the time, they do grow out it, but as long as she is healthy it is not a major problem

Lori - posted on 02/22/2010

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I agree with Lisa, you may want to take her to the doctor. My son also had reflux (though he never spit up, not even once) and we ended up having a horrifying experience because of reflux. Always better safe than sorry, especially when it comes to our children. Good luck.

Danielle - posted on 02/22/2010

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hello my son is now 6 months and he has always been sick after his bottles and right through to his next one. sometimes its alot sometimes its only a couple of times. ive always told my doctors and they say as long as he is happy and putting weight on then there is nothing to worry about. then thay said once he starts on solids it will calm down but it never so i changed his milk and it has done wonders. he is only sick about 3-4 times aday which is alot better than what it was. i was going through about 10 bibs aday. go to your doctors and see what they say if not try changing her milk see how she goes, good luck x

Jessica - posted on 02/22/2010

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I was having a very similar problem with my son when he was about 6 weeks old. The first couple times we took him to the dr. they just said not a big deal babies spit up but he was projectile vomiting and the did an ultrasound on his belly and he was diagnosed with pylorus stenosis which is when the pylorus muscle is enlarged and he ended up needing surgery to correct it. It was a very simple surgery and he recovered quickly. So I would just keep an eye on it and if it is projecting i would take her in and mention the condition to your doctor! It is most common among the first born and is hereditary. Hope that helps!

Ashley - posted on 02/22/2010

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my daughter use to do that when she was around that age! We just added a little cereal to her formula, and after that she hardly ever spit up. We had to do that til she was close to a year old!

Kayla - posted on 02/22/2010

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It could also be formula intolerance. My son would throw up almost all the formula i gave him. I tried several different types, but they are all the same. He is allergic to the cows milk protien in the formula. His doctor put him on alimentum by similac and he doesnt spit any of it up. He also has acid reflux. He is on liquid Zantac. Try the alimentum and see if that helps his spitting up. It is a lot thicker so it fills him up with less formula.

Hope this helps

Dana - posted on 02/22/2010

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My daughter did this and then always fussed and arched her back after a feeding. Come to find out it was reflux. We tried the prescription stuff for it and it didnt work. Finally after doing alot of research online I found out, and questioned her GI doctor about, it was safe to give babies cherry supreme mylanta and all our problems went away! I was only able to give my daughter until 5 mo 1ml of it prn, the thing with mylanta is it also if given tooo much of can cause diherea.. sorry about the spelling... They mylanta saved her and me from soo much heart and headaches and hours of crying. I would consult ur Doctor or pediatrician before hand. And I am hoping ur pediatrician already knows about the continous spit up... member it is ok for a baby to spit up a small amount regurlarly. Also I was using the ventaire, and switched to Dr. Brown, I wont EVER use anything else than Dr. browns again!!! they are the best... My friends cant complain for those i have given them as baby shower gifts! Hope this helps!!!

Pam - posted on 02/21/2010

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my 10 month old daughter used to do that , i ended up taking her to the doctors as it was so bad and he diagnosed her with Infant Gastric Reflux, so she now has a sachet of special infant gaviscon powder in her bottles and within a day or so she had stopped being as sick my 10 year old son was the same!! i hope this helps x

Shalaina - posted on 02/20/2010

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My baby spit up every time when he was younger, too. My doctor said not to worry about it unless it was the whole bottle. Good luck!

Allie - posted on 02/20/2010

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babies spit up. it is normal. what is not normal is if she is spitting up after an hour of feeding or if it is projectile. if so then those are signs of reflux and you should talk with your doctor. Babies are learning how to feed and they may tend to over eat a little or may have an extra burp inside that didnt come out while being burped.

Kenda - posted on 02/20/2010

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My daughter had a problem with the spitting up, and we switched her formula and she has been fine since! Just talk to your doctor that is always the best thing to do. They will help point you in the right direction.

Dana - posted on 02/20/2010

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It could be any number of things. My 2yr old daughter did that alot when she was younger and turns out she had gerd ( acid reflux). After she drank her bottle, she would spit it all back up and cry alot. Her doctor changed her formula to a thicker one to help coat her stomache better and put her on acid reflux medicine. After that she didn't spit up again. Hope this might help some. i would take her to the doctor and ask about GERD.

Nikki - posted on 02/20/2010

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Some babies just spit up my son did til after six months, it's more annoying for you because of the excessive laundry. Also the amount may look alot larger then it actually is and unless she is projectile vomitting I wouldnt be too worried. As long as she is gaining weight it is completey normal

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