My 3month old baby girl spits up alot

Lara - posted on 09/20/2009 ( 122 moms have responded )

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does anyone elses baby spit up alot all the time and any help about that

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KerryAnn - posted on 09/27/2009

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My 3 1/2 month girl spits up a lot too. I was advised to try and put a couple drops of baby ovol in her bottle. I tried it for a while, it did help, apparently it helps with the gas forming in the stomach, but I didn;t want to do it permanently. Now I just wake her up to eat or ensure I stick to 4 hour eating pattern so she doesn;t get so hungry she drinks it down to quickly. That has helped, as well as keeping her upright for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour after feedings.

Shyanne - posted on 09/27/2009

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When my son was first born, everytime I fed him he'd spit it right back up. Eventually I found out that he was allergic to milk, so we had to switch him to soy. As soon as we switched him the problem stopped completely

Cailie - posted on 09/25/2009

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my son did the same thing all the time so we used Dr. Brown bottels and senitive formula. it was like night and day when we started to use the bottels! they are a little spendy but worth the money!

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Rob - posted on 07/14/2014

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My baby spits up a lot now especially when I feed her something that's new to her. I'm a little bit worried about this one. My friend says I must wear her those type of bibs that has a crumb catcher.

Nicole - posted on 10/01/2009

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My daughter is just over 9 months old and she used to spit up too. It may seem like alot but usually isn't. Try feeding in a semi upright position and not moving baby around too much for about 15-30 minutes after. Also, try burping more frequently during the feeding, not just after. Spit up mostly happens when they gulp and get air bubbles behind what they've swallowed. This problem usually ends when they begin sitting up @ 5-6 months.

Anna - posted on 09/27/2009

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It could be GER, a type of acid reflux. If you take your baby to the doctor they may prescribe a medicine called Axid, which should help with the reflux. If that doesn't help, a doctor can also prescribe a medication called bethanecol which helps the sphincter leading to the stomach to function properly.



Also make sure you're burping your baby during feedings.



Hope this helps.

Deanna - posted on 09/27/2009

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hi my daugher wore a bib until she was 1 !! she constantly spit up i went to my pediatrician she said it was normal but she told me to try diff formule it was enfamil gentlease lipil it helped a lot!

Kalisha - posted on 09/27/2009

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if you haven't do this already talk to your babies doctor about changing her milk may need a form of soy milk

Beth - posted on 09/27/2009

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Maybe its acid reflux i have to give my son medicine for the same i was afraid of him choking he did if from birth and still has problems with it now...

Amber - posted on 09/27/2009

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At the risk of being attacked by all the guideline moms out there Im going tell a trick that worked for me and another mom asked this same question and I told her and now her son doesnt spit up either. MASHED POTATOES! started feeding her mashed potatoes she is three months old and she can handles mashed potatoes. It will help a lot

Nikki - posted on 09/27/2009

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Do not put rice in the bottle!! Either try Soy or with my son we switched to Lactose Free. It instantly stopped and now that he's 16 months old we still have to give him Lactose-Free milk.

Dawn - posted on 09/27/2009

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you can try what's called a loaded bottle ... basically you add 1oz of rice cereal for every 4 oz of formula/breast milk it should sit more in the stomach... if thatdoesnt work change the position in which you feed your baby most likely increase the angle this way it is harder for the milk to make its way back up ....

Bryanna - posted on 09/27/2009

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Our 7 week old was spitting up a lot as, well, the first time, we switched the bottle he was drinking from, the second time is started happening again.. we switched the formula, now he seems to be doing okay.. that's what worked for us..:)

Sarah - posted on 09/26/2009

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My daughter did that a lot. She was eating a lot though she was always hungry. I was giving her formula. Finally at about eight weeks I started giving her a little bit of cereal. Like maybe 2 tablespoons before bed and she stopped spitting up.

Kina Monique - posted on 09/26/2009

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I am going through that same thing now, my baby girl is 5 months old and is on Enfacare Lipil due to her being a premature baby however I took her to the doctor on Thursday and all the doctor told me to do was add cereal to her milk because that makes the milk thicker. Well it has worked a little but she is still having spills. The doctor alos suggested that I sit her straight up for 30 minutes after feeding.

EARICA - posted on 09/26/2009

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YEA MY BABY SPITS UP ALOT ITS CAUSE I FEED HIM TO MUCH. WELL MAYBE CAUSE HE WANTS TO EAT A LOT LOL

Christina - posted on 09/26/2009

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my son spit up a lot & they switched his formula to soy. my daughter they just switched to soy also but before i switched her i just put baby rice cereal in her bottles with her formula. thats what my doctor told me to do. 1tsp for every 3oz. that made a huge difference! i would try that before switching formula!

Tracy - posted on 09/26/2009

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My daughter has had projectile vomitting since 2 weeks of age. She has had ultrasounds (for her pyloric muscle), upper GI, ect. She was in the hospital at 4 weeks of age for a fever, ending up with blood coming up in her throw up. They said she had a cows milk protein allergy, and really bad GERD. They put her on Nutramigen (a hypoallergenic formula), rice cereal (started w 1/2 tspn per 2 oz) and Zantac. Since, she is now almost 3 months is up to 1 tbsp to 2 oz, Prevacid, and Reglan (to speed up digestion so its in her tummy less). As I am typing this, she just throw up all over me lol. I would def talk to your pedi about it and get their advice.

Lacie - posted on 09/26/2009

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my son had acid reflux, around 2 months old we had to start putting rice cereal in his bottle, at first it was rice with milk either formula or breast milk, and he only needed a little bit but if it gets worse you can add more. We eventually were doing half milk half rice cereal. Good luck it gets easier.

Jeanne-Marie - posted on 09/26/2009

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My baby did the same. I changed my baby's milk to Nan AR (anti reflux) It realy improved a lot

Alicia - posted on 09/26/2009

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You may need to thicken the milk with rice cereal, 1 tsp per ounce. And you need to make sure your baby is feeding for a minimum of 20 minutes. Sometimes they drink it too fast and it causes the reflux. But you might ask your childs PCP to refer her to a Ped. GI. There are all kinds of meds that can help too.

Katrina - posted on 09/26/2009

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my 8 month old spit up EVERYTHING untill i put her on enfamil ar. its for babies who spit up alot. she went from spitting up after every bottle to maybe once a day.

Anais - posted on 09/26/2009

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both of my kids had this problem!!!!!!!!!!! it could be the milk for me it was the milk!!!!!!!!!! once i gave them a soy formula all the spitting up stopped!!!!!!!! good luck

Virginia - posted on 09/26/2009

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its probably her formula, or could even be acid reflux. when my son was born they put him on similac advanced and he spit up a lot, then the enfamill pro sobee and it got a little better but when i switched to similac sensative the problem stopped all together, turns out the lactose in the formula was the problem, also try feeding her at an angle instead of laying flat and keep her at that for 30 minutes after each bottle. what also workes was putting a spoonfull of rice cereal in his bottle for a little weight.



it could also be the type of bottle your using. i started out using the dr. browns bottles and only because of the chore of cleaning the million little parts to them, switched to the gerber nuk bottles, and what a difference! he took the nipples better too!!

Simone - posted on 09/26/2009

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ve my little girl on a thickened formula if your breastfeeding you can buy a thickening agent to your expressed milk, my daughter always vomits.

Deserae - posted on 09/25/2009

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girl i had the same problem change her formula to ar enfimill and ask your doctor about zertec she probly has acid reflex it kind of stinks but its eaisly fixed good luck

Anna - posted on 09/25/2009

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ok but with the milk u dont have to do all that it helps with all that and keep the milk down

Mary - posted on 09/25/2009

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I feed about 2 oz and burp, then keep her sitting up to help w digestion and wait a lil while to finish and burp often and sitting up after eating

Anna - posted on 09/25/2009

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my baby did that to so what i did was change her milk to enfamil A.R. Lipil it for babies that spit up alot. and it work and she dont do it anymore

Heather - posted on 09/25/2009

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When my son was that age he spit up constantly wouldn't hold anything down for very long and was more fussy than normal. Took him to the doctor and found out he had croup. if your baby girl sound wheezily at all i would take her in she may have the same problem

Tanya - posted on 09/25/2009

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GERD. (gastroesophogial refux disease). It is normal for babies. Add rice cereal to the bottle keep them upright for 30 minutes after feeding and give them mylecon as much as possible. You may also talk to your doctor about a possible blockage in the intestinal tract. My daughter use to do this and she had a blockage caused from a disease call hirschsprung disease. seriously doubt that is the problem here but a blockage could the problem

Katie - posted on 09/25/2009

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my baby girl spit up alot and she was projectile vomiting after every bottle. we went thru alot of formulas until we finally found one that works for her! she is on emfamil ar and i add 1 tablespoon of rice cereal in it also.

Laura - posted on 09/25/2009

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my daughter did that too. even with soy milk. She had to be on milk based but lactose free. Simulac makes it. its in a orange can and i believe it just say simulac sensitive. My daughter is 2 now and is fine with regular milk but as a baby she had to have lactose free.

Jennifer - posted on 09/25/2009

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Enfimal AR formula worked on all 3 of my kids. They had acid reflux. You can also put infant cereal in the formula but add a little at a time so you can see if she can handle it. You should feed her sitting up and not to lay her down until 30 to 45 minutes after she eats.

Jessica - posted on 09/25/2009

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My baby girl spit up a lot when she was 3 months old also. I quit breastfeeding to go back to work and put her on Enfamil Gentlease Lipil. As soon as I switch her to this formula, she quit spitting up so much

Erin - posted on 09/25/2009

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Both my children pit up a lot, but my son was the worst. He would spit up all the time. It did not matter if we kept him up right for 15 minutes, did not make him excited, changed his formula, we tried everything. He was still gaining weight, so the doctor said not to worry. I was too worried but the amount of laundry we had to do and all the clothes we had to replace because they were stained from so much spit up. My daughter stopped spitting up around 9 months. My son did not stop until almost 14 months. We even tried medications, he just needed time to develope his stomach.

Justina - posted on 09/25/2009

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My second daugther and my now 10 month old son had to put onto soy based formula you might want to talk to your doctor about it.My daugther is now five and she drinks regular milk the doctor said sometimes the regular formula is too strong for their little bellies.

Nashira - posted on 09/25/2009

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I have a 3 month old baby boy he was born with gastroesophalogic spasms.. It's worst than reflux... His in a syntetic formula called NEOCATE.. He can't hold more than a few oz of formula at a time.. What I've learned to do is to feed him while his sitting up... Try NOT to put any pressure on her stomach... And a trick that I learned while he was in the NICU.. is the Gorilla nest... But I will consult with ur Dr.. before I try that... It's best to put her in the carseat and not move her much... Another thing that I would try is thickening her formula.. With rice cereal... My son have been on rice cereal since he was about a month old... Hopefully this works if not I suggest you go to the Pediatrician and get her checked..

Amanda - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son did the same thing. If you are using formula try to switch to the soy formula, she might not be able to handle the regular milk quite yet.

Echo - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son use to spit up all the time. It look like he was spiting up more then he was eating. At 4 weeks old I got him tested for acid reflux which he had the doctor gave him zantac. I didn't see a change till the doctor up his dose and it was great he stop spiting up. I would talk to your doctor about getting your baby tested.

Melissa - posted on 09/25/2009

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My daughter is almost 6 months old and she spits up all the time! I changed her formula at least 6 times. The dr put her on Zantac twice a day and told me to add rice ceral to every bottle. And it worked but she still spits up, just not as much.

Francesca - posted on 09/25/2009

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If she's bottle fed, you should try adding a little cereal to her bottle. My pediatrician said that would make it thicker and they'd be able to keep it down. Make sure she isn't laying down for about 20 minutes after her feeding. Talk to your pediatrician because if it looks like it hurts her, she may have reflux, or need to change her formula. Good Luck!

Paris - posted on 09/25/2009

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I had the spitting up promblem with both my kids the doctor told me not to worry. But I switched formulas. I used the enfamill prosobee instead of the enfamil lipil, and the spitting up decreased a lot!!

Melissa - posted on 09/25/2009

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My son, who is now 8 months, started spitting up with every meal! I knew it was acid reflux, but the doctor wanted to run all of these unnecessary x-rays to diagnose the problem. I was not comfortable exposing my son to radiation so I got a second opinion the next day. The second doctor put him on 0.6ml of Zantac every 12 hours. It works like a charm! I told you about the first doctor as a warning that you should not need to put your daughter through any hoops, just try the zantac. If it works, then your baby has reflux that can be easily controlled. Hope this helps.

Brittany - posted on 09/25/2009

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My little girl also did that. The doctor said it was reflux and we had to give her Zantac for a while. When she was 6 months we figured out she was allergic to rice flour which is in lots of baby food and rice cereal, so if your giving her the cereal , it could be that, possibly.

Sara - posted on 09/25/2009

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My daughter wsa a progectile vomiter, her doctor prescribed Axid drops, and it really works. I don't know if you've tried this yet, but if not, ask your doc...it didn't matter what I fed her, she had acid reflux, and it had to be medicated...As long as I gave her the drops, she could eat anything. And she grew out of it a lot faster...

Zoe - posted on 09/25/2009

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if your using formula change her milk look for a product called novalac it's only sold in chemist's they have one that is in there range just for reflux it's really good i use the constipation one for my one month old it works wonders good luck

Ashley - posted on 09/24/2009

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My daughter had the same issue from birth... She was on regular milk based formula then was told by her doctor to switch to a soy-based formula. It helped a lot. Then about a week after switching formulas it started again. Doctor then suggested she may have acid reflux and thereisnt much to do about it. They gave her zantac to help with the reflux but it was actually worse on her. She still was spitting up and she would scream really bad when on the Zantac. Idk if maybe it burned or what.. But she is now 5 months old and it has gotten A LOT better with time.. Try talking to your Doctor. It may be like our daughter who is kind of out growing it, or it could be something else. Good luck.

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We had to put our little girl on Prevacid. A few drops under the tongue and it has been a blessing. Would recommend talking to pediatrician and getting these to anyone who is having this problem.

Amanda - posted on 09/24/2009

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my little girl just turned 5 months a few weeks ago. She is breastfeed and she has spit up almost the whole time. And im talking ALOT i was using receiving blankets like burp cloths. I have a lot of them and i was having to wash a full load every other day. Im not sure if it was reflux or if it was the muscle flap not being strong enough yet. Anyways, I didnt put her on any meds. Pretty much I have personally just had to tough it out. the doc said that she was gaining wait which was the main thing. But the burping and sitting up for 30 mins were told to me also. Just know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. As long as your little one is gaining wait that is the main thing.

Laura - posted on 09/24/2009

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My 2 year old daughter spit up a lot when she was a baby. Her pediatrician said it was probably the formula & we should switch brands to see if that was it. The ONLY formula out there that didn't cause her to spit up a lot was Parent's Choice Gentle Formula. Don't know why but it worked wonders & she loved it!

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