My 2 month old is spitting up after every feeding. what could be wrong?
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Janet - posted on 07/09/2010
I just think you might be feeding him too much. My daughter is 4 months old now and had the same problem I took her to the er she has a mild reflux but the main problem was she was over fed.I reuced her milk by one ounce and things got much better. She drinks a special milk called Similac Sensitive RS which is lactose free and has rice starch in it, it is thicker I also add a scoop of oatmeal cereal she drinks 4 and 1/2 ouncesevery 3 hours. They gave me prevacid and I really have not had to give it to her she has done well. SO most def your baby is eating to much!
Lauren - posted on 07/09/2010
i have a 2 mth old too and he had the same problem..it could be quite a few things..one-he is eating too much, but my son is eating 6 oz so that shouldnt be it, but all babies are different..two-it might be the formula you're giving him..it might not be settling right in his stomach..and three-he might have reflux..thats what my son has and it also causes him to gag on nothing to where you think he is choking..there is nothing they can do about it though..its something that they just grow out of..i would still ask your doctor and see what they think it might be..good luck to you and your little angel!!
Catherine - posted on 07/08/2010
I had that same problem my doctor said she has acid reflux. I have to put baby cereal in he bottles. Her formula I stuck at 2 mos. was 4 oz. of water then I use gentle ease formula which it is 2 scoops of it, then I used the scooper from the formula and put a scoop of the baby cereal which I only used single grain rice. It worked she spit up a tiny bit when she burped but not like she was. If you do try it make sure you use a medium flow nipple not a slow flow it won't come out the bottle if you do.
Jessica - posted on 07/08/2010
I would talk to your doc. With my oldest, i had the same problem with her. I tried many different formula's but as soon as i put her on Enfamil Prosobe or similac isomil, (spelling might be wrong,it a lactose and tolerant formula ) the problem stopped instantly she is now 3 3/4 yrs old and can drink regular milk. i would also try burping him after after 1-2 oz. I hope this helped =)
Kelly - posted on 07/08/2010
YES! my son was just like that ever since i brought him home from the hospital, he is now 6 months old but just about a month ago he went and got a chest x-ray and i found out he had reflux and now he is on zantac. He would spit up everything, but was still gaining weight okay, just let your doctor know and see if you can get an x-ray so that way if it is reflux you can get medicine to help your baby!
Vallerie - posted on 07/08/2010
My son was doing the same on breast milk but not formula. My doc said its hwo much he eats. They are only supposed to have 2-3 oz every hr or two. Their stomachs are WAY too small to handle more than that or they will yuck it up
Melanie - posted on 07/08/2010
My daughter had the same problem. She spit up almost all of what she drank. It was acid reflux. We had to have her on special formula and have it thickened with cereal. If you have questions ask your childs doctor
Jenny - posted on 07/08/2010
my son is six and a half months and he just stoped this week go see ur doctor and ask 4 SMA STAYDOWN it will still happen but not as much kurt has been on it for the last 4 months oh and if the doctor dose give it 2 u it's free but that depends on where u are as i in the uk and i get it 4 free from the doc's
Jennifer - posted on 07/08/2010
i saw a specialist when my son was a baby and they told me not to force the burping and I had to add one ounce of rice cereal for every four ounces of formula, he was put on medication and also I made sure that he was elevated for at least a half hour after every feeding and while he was sleeping and I had to burp him sitting up on my lap not over the sholder or knee because the pressure on the stomach could cause him to spit up he grew out of at at around nine months and has been fine ever since but i would definitely talk to the pediatrician
Kayla - posted on 07/08/2010
My son was this way and what we did was switch him to Enfamil A.R. Lipil and it definitely helped. It really doesn't cost that much more then regular Enfamil. Plus, sometimes you might be able to get free sample cans from the peds office. But you may also want to try cutting back on how much you give for feedings, see if that helps first.
Marcia - posted on 07/08/2010
Youo maybe feeding him a little to much try a 3 oz bottle and see how that works... if it doesnt try to put a little bit of cereal in his bottles that did the trick for my daughter and now she hardley ever spits up
Danielle - posted on 07/08/2010
My oldest spit up horribly for a while-we tried meds for reflux, changed formulas (I do not recommend high iron-makes them constipated), sitting her up after feedings and it didn't matter. Finally I was referred to a pediatrician (I was going to a family doctor) and she was just a "happy puker". She's now 2 1/2 and healthy as can be. She grew out of it after she didn't take a bottle. Remember when they spit up that it's not all formula coming up so don't try to feed them more! I would at least check into the reflux to make sure it's not the problem. If it's not irritating their throat or affecting weight I wouldn't be concerned.
Tara - posted on 07/08/2010
My son does the same, he to is 2 months old. I breastfeed so im not sure how much he's actually eatting, But he does spit up almost after every feeding. And sometimes he spits up an hour or so later. I have asked my public health nurse, my doctor and even my mother lol. They all said its nothing to worry about. they all told me as long as its not shooting out his mouth, its really quiet normal...
Daria - posted on 07/08/2010
I had that problem there are many reasons this can be happening.. Over eating, not burping enough during feedings (also try burping before feedings and may need two burps after) or he may have GERD try putting cereal(rice only) in his bootle 1 teaspoon per ounce of milk that worked for me with bottles but I had less spitup when I breastfeed... Talk you your pedi, being they can help eliminated better than any of us...
Stephanie - posted on 07/08/2010
I've had this problem with my two daughters, and the only thing that the Dr told me, was to get them a pacifier, which I didn't want to, but she said it was because they were overloading their stomachs. They always wanted to be sucking on something and too much formula is harmful.
Gail - posted on 07/08/2010
dont worry hun my daughter had this and my son has got it it is reflux and you can get gaviscon infant from the dr for it but if it gets really bad you can get a medicain called domperidone for it too so it may be worth while you going to see your dr
Bri - posted on 07/08/2010
you should try burping him after every two ounces...i understand that he may get fussy in between, but if you dont he could overfeed himself b/c after all he is pretty much spitting up everything you've given him, which could lead to you feeding him every hour....
Amy - posted on 07/07/2010
Is he just spitting up or literally throwing up? My son was two months when we found out he had pyloric stenosis, it is where the stomach muscle isn't open enough so it caused him to vomit everytime he ate because there wasn't enough room in his stomach, He ended up having surgery to open it up a little more. I think they opened his up too much, because now he has no trouble and he eats everything. Try talking to your pediatrician about it, if he keeps vomiting or spitting up everytime. Good luck!!!
Linzee - posted on 07/07/2010
hey, my son had reflux when he was a couple months old, he grew out of it after a couple more months. but i tried an osteopath and it seemed to make a difference. it was very horrible spewing up everything after every meal, also it made my son more comfortable if i inclined his bed just slightly at his head end, and kept him upright for about half hour after.
good luck hope it works out soon for you
Kaity - posted on 07/07/2010
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Stephanie - posted on 07/07/2010
my son is 4 1/2 months and he started that around 8 weeks he has GERD its not serious but they spit up a lot it peaks around 4 months and then should lessen some tips the doc gave me were to keep him upright for 30 mins after eating and avoid the swing for 30 mins also putting a little rice in their bottle, he still spits up a lot but not as much
Courtney - posted on 07/07/2010
My daughter was HORRIBLE the first few bottles. I'm lactose intolerant, so I figured she might be. Tried lactose free formula, but it still happened. Turns out she was allergic to the protein in milk, so we had to switch to Nutramigen. She wasn't just intolerant to the sugar of milk, couldn't digest the proteins at all. Thankfully, we figured it out quickly, and she did much better on the Nutramigen. Once she hit a year, her allergy disappeared and she can now drink milk no problem. You may want to check with your Dr about switching. Nutramigen and Alimentum (the ones for milk allergy) are almost twice as much as regular formula, but they are allowed through WIC. So if price is an issue at all, they can help... Good luck! Hope your little man works through it soon!
Reva - posted on 07/07/2010
My son did this after every bottle when he was around 2-4 months they thought he might have a allergic reaction to the milk, when we took him to be tested he was too strong for them to get blood out of but he eventually just stopped spitting up about a month later. He's almost 9 months now and hasn't done it since then I think as long as he's not throwing up alot or acting strange or getting some sort of reaction to it he should be just fine. But always ask the Dr. first.
Kristy - posted on 07/07/2010
my daughter had the worst reflux ever!!! she would spit up after every feed and up to 2hrs after a feed!!! the washing drove me mad. i keep taking her to the peditrician and all they said to me was as long as she's a healthy weight and her develpment it on track that there's nothing really you can do except wait for them to grow out of it!!! and my daughter stopped at 6months. i tried everything!!!! the only thing that helped a little bit was reflux formula because it thickens in there stomach so its harder for them to spit it up, but she still managed to spit some of it up!!! Just keep a close eye on bubba's weight gain, as long as it's in a healthy range i wouldnt worry, but i feel for ya the amount of washing and changes of clothes you have to take with you everywhere and the 1000's of bibs you end up needing its a nightmare!!! i promise though it does go away :)
A - posted on 07/07/2010
You could always try to get your milk flowing, its perfect for his little tummy :) people who adopt babies manage to get their milk flowing you can too! dont think you cant breast feed if you stopped. even if you put an ounce in with the formula its better than nothing
Rebecca - posted on 07/07/2010
My son was born with Acid Reflux and he would do that.
Try burping him after every ounce to two ounces.
And definitely call his pediatrician and talk to them.
They might also recommend putting him on Soy formula because while he might not be Lactose Intolerant, he just might have a low tolerance to milk.
Vanessa - posted on 07/07/2010
I had this problem with my little girl she is 8 months now and she still spits up after every feeding. A lot of people will say you are over feeding but which might be the case. However, my baby has acid reflux pretty bad. Ask her doctor about it. See what he recommends.
Misty - posted on 07/07/2010
Hi! I have not read all your replies so this may have been posted already.
If your baby is throwing up forcibly and even coming out his nose, this could be something more than just reflux or spit up.
I had doctor after doctor tell me it was reflux but my son could not hold anything down. We switched milk and everything.
On New years eve this year, he almost passed away from dehydration and that was the only reason they put him in the hospital.
What it was -- Pyloric Stenosis.
It tends to be in the first born male and predominately white boys.
However, my son was my third child and second boy.
If it seems like everything is coming back up, this is a good indicator that nothing is going down.
The surgery is simple. They make three tiny holes and cut the muscle in the bottom of the stomach to open it back up.
The test is really simple for it too.
They do an ultrasound.
If they want to do the barium test, I would suggest you find someone who does the Ultrasound. We got two false negatives from the barium test.
I hope it isn't that, but just incase nothing else works ask your doctor about it.
Aimie - posted on 07/07/2010
He may have acid reflux. My son had reflux when he was an infant and my ped put him on some zantac and it seemed to help. Also, I had to keep him elevated slightly while feeding him and for 30 minutes after each feeding. You can also try to elevate his crib mattress by folding blankets, towels, etc. and putting them underneath the head of his mattress (only elevate slightly though).
Ann - posted on 07/07/2010
i have this problem also with my twin girls the doctor told me its becasue of the heat here its been in the 80's and sometimes the 90's i hope this helps you so i have been giving them some pedialyte every couple of hours and they seem to be keeping the formula down after that..i hope thisis helpful
Karmi - posted on 07/07/2010
My son also had that problem and they had me first start putting rice cereal in his formula. And eventually he was switched to Similac RS which has rice starch in it, it helped drastically! He didn't spit up after it. But check with your childs doctor they will be able to help you more. Also if it is after every bottle maybe 4-5 oz is just too much for your child.
Kari - posted on 07/07/2010
I have the same problem. My baby girl is 2 months and she drinks 7-8oz feedings and she doesn't spit it up but she pukes, and it's usually about half hour after she's done. She's on the Similac Sensitive because it is the only thing that her body digests. She burps halfway through, then again at the end just fine but about half hour later she'll puke.
Alex - posted on 07/07/2010
i had that with my son when he was about 1 month old. he ended up losing heaps of weight and ended up in hospital and i put him onto formula. i found that if i burped him over my shoulder he would spit up as much. they usually stop spitting up around 6months. id def take him to dr to get him checked for his weight, reflux and all the rest of it.