My 3month old baby girl spits up alot
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Laura - posted on 09/24/2009
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!
Sarra - posted on 09/24/2009
if she is growing normally and not in pain when she spits up there's probably nothing to worry about my baby is the same way and as much as i hate changing her clothes a million times a day they eventually grow out of it she is 4 months now and its getting a little better
Katie - posted on 09/24/2009
yah my baby spits up ALL the time too...hes 3 1/2 months old..i just thicken his formula up with baby cereal and he takes zantac 3 times a day..he still spits up but not as much and i just recently started feeding him baby food mixed with cereal and he keeps that down great!!
Taisha - posted on 09/24/2009
My daughter used to have the same problem when she was about 2 months old. Every time she had her bottle, whatever she ate came right back up. The doctor said she had acid reflux. It also caused her to cry a lot because her stomach would be upset. The doctor changed her formula to the enfamil AR. When that didnt make any change he also put her on a medecine for acid reflux. She still spit up but not as much as she did before.
Erica - posted on 09/24/2009
My youngest son spit up alot when i switched him from breastmilk to formula. He ended up on soy formula and that stopped the spitting up. He switched to regular cows milk at a year old with no problems
Samantha - posted on 09/24/2009
My son did the same thing. IF it was breast milk or formula he always would spit up. The Dr. Said nothing was wrong with him. He finally quit about a year. he is now 19mo and Nothing anymore. Hang in there. If the Dr. says there is nothing wrong with your baby than you just have to deal with it. I know it is gross but you can do it.
Brittany - posted on 09/24/2009
This didn't happen to my personally but a friend of mine's baby spit up constantly..they tried to change formula & that didn't work so they kept running tests & never could find anything & come to find out she was having stomach spasms. They ended up giving her medicine to take to help hold food down.
Mercedes - posted on 09/23/2009
hey!! my daughter was spitting up since she was a month old and stop at about 4 or 5 months, but she had a small case of acid reflux the doctor said i switch her bottles to the drop in bottle now she is doing way better she doesnt have to wear a bib all day lol and holds her food down now. hope that help
Megan - posted on 09/23/2009
You may want to take your baby to the doctor just to make sure it isn't anything serious. My boys both have reflux. And Eric who's now 3 still needs medication for his, he also had something called pyloric spasms which meant that not only did he vomit huge amounts it was projected clear across the room. Sometimes all it takes is cutting feeding time down so you can burp more with breastfeeding or changing formulas, but it's better to go to the doctor first just in case you need medication to help control it a little better.
Anna - posted on 09/23/2009
My daughter was breastfed and spat-up all the time. I was really concerned about it and talked to her doctor. The doctor didn't feel that there was cause for concern because my daughter was gaining well and didn't have any other health issues. The docotor said that the spitting up should decrease once she was old enough to introduce solid foods. Well my daughter spat-up until she was about 7 months old before she finally stopped. Now she is a happy, healthy 6 year old. So for us we just kept bibs on her and burp rags handy and just waited for her to outgrow it.
Jessica - posted on 09/23/2009
mine is almost a month old & used to spit up all the time. we found a few things that helped: sometimes he wasn't awake or calm enough to feed..other times either he needed to be sat up or was drinking it way to fast. you can also try burping more often during feeding time. hope this helps!
Melissa - posted on 09/23/2009
BTW NEVER put yr baby on any cid reflux medication unless your baby is vomitting intensly and loosing weight....LOTS of bad reactions- do yr research you'll see...meds should be your last resort when they are that young...doctors tried telling my my daughter had problems with her acid reflux & I never gave her anything & she's fine...I just had to keep her upright for 30 min after she fed, burp her often & put her mattress on a lever & she outgrew that in about a month.
Melissa - posted on 09/23/2009
They out grow it...but you might have to burp her after every once & I bought what is like a pillow once side high and the end is flat (Toys'R'Us $12) & I put it underneath her mattress so it levers her up & aids in digestion.
Stephanie - posted on 09/23/2009
my son spit up a lot so we changed his formula to parents choice 'gentle' formula. we also use Dr. Brown's bottles and bought the PREMIE nipples, he almost never spits up anymore. The premie nipples help slow down the flow of the formula from the bottle. He would gulp the formula down, just drink it to fast for his system to handle it all. hope this helps!
Lindsay - posted on 09/23/2009
My daughter spit up after every meal. She did not have anything wrong and it wasn't the formula. It turned out she was getting to much air when she drank. I switched her bottles to Playtex Vent Air and the problem went away. Good luck!
Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2009
my son spit up a lot.then he started throwing up everything. his doctor changed his formula 6 times before he stoped. she may be allergic or as what they thought with my son she maybe lactose intolerant
Courtney - posted on 09/23/2009
My son spit up alot. If he acts like hes not really into eating it may be acid reflux. My son is 51/2 months and hes been on zantac since 1month. It helps a lot. You should talk to your doctor about it.
Tamara - posted on 09/23/2009
My son started spitting up a lot around 4 months. We took him to the doctor and they basically said it was just reflux. We fed him smaller portions of meals more often and burp him more often. When he started getting mobile we had to keep his still and upright for about 30 mins after every meal. He is now 10 months and just had to grow out of the reflux. There is still a spit up every now and then but nothing like it was. Hope that this helps.
Victoria - posted on 09/23/2009
i suggest feeding your baby little at a time. do not give the whole bottle at once. feed about an ounce or two then try burping then feed somemore. just continue til the bottle is empty. sit the baby up some while feeding. i've been told to try and lay the way they are and try to drink. after burping wait a little before laying on belly or back. this should help.
Whitney - posted on 09/23/2009
ya i had that problem..your baby might have acid reflux! my son did and i went to the doc and she gave his some prescribed zantac! and omg it works so good! ask the doc about it. GOOD LUCK...hope i could!
Brittany - posted on 09/23/2009
I found out my daughter had a milk allergy and acid reflux around that age, we switched her from breastmilk/ formula feeding to straight Nutramegin formula (price is horrible, but well worth it!) and it fixed everything she stopped spitting up all together and the colic stopped too. Maybe ask your doctor about a possible milk allergy.
Danielle - posted on 09/23/2009
My daughter did that a lot too. What I end up doing to cut down on spit up is feed her sitting up and don't move her for about 10 mins. after feeding her. If I remember correctly it takes about 45 min. at the age to digest the food you just gave her. So maybe try puting her in her car seat or something statery that she can sit in for that amount of time. My daughter also had reflex that is when it gose back up instead of staying in the tummy. I hope this helps!!!!
Gabrielle - posted on 09/23/2009
Logan is 2 1/ months and he has started spitting up alot. I was reading some info about it - try sitting her up when you burp her. That helps sometimes. According to alot of baby websites, it's pretty normal and will go away after while. As long as there is no blood or mucus and it's not projectile vomit - it should be ok. I had to change Logans PJ's 4 times the other night!!
Lindsey - posted on 09/22/2009
OMG, I have Twins and they both were spitting up all the time! Like what everyone else is saying change the formula, to gentalease and make them sit up for 45 minutes after eatting, mine still spit up after all that but it goes away after awhile! thank god! If she or he is spiting up all of the food or most of the bottle then def tell your doc
Kathy - posted on 09/22/2009
its acid reflux........when youre feeding her sit her up the whole time and then burp then for at least 30 minutes after feeding sit her in a bouncy or a boppy pillow the sitting up helps diguest the formula and keep it down....my 10 mth girl had the same thing and i asked the dr thats what they recommended and it worked wonders.........
Kristen - posted on 09/22/2009
my son had acid reflux and spit up constantly so we asked his doctor about it and she told us to put him on nutramigen (might be spelled wrong sorry) that worked really well. and then a friend told me to add a little rice cereal to his milk and that helped as well.
Krystin - posted on 09/22/2009
My daughter did the same thing when she was younger. All day every day but she still drank the milk. If it is normal amounts of spit up and your little girl is not throwing up everything she just drank than you may want to give her two ounces at a time and burp her in between so she does not get so much air in her belly. If that does not work you may want to consult your physician about changing the milk.
Bridget - posted on 09/22/2009
My last 2 children did this. If you are bottle feeding you can put baby rice ceral in the bottle with every feeding. It will not hurt them at all. I but about 3 tablespoons per 3 to 4 ozs if it doesn't help you can try to add more cereal. you might have to make the hole in the nipple bigger so that it can come out.
Brittany - posted on 09/22/2009
my son was 2 months old and spit up very frequently also and occasionaly would throw up.. We were very worried so we took him to the hospital, they told us that they believe he had a slight case of acid reflux, and they changed his milk to Enfamil AR and it has worked wonders, ever since then he hasnt spit up at all!!!!!
Lynn - posted on 09/22/2009
My son did that. I started out breastfeeding and he would spit back up EVERYTHING that he ate. So we went to formula and no change. Tried the prosobee and still he was spitting everything up. When we went to our wic app they put him on enfamil A.R. Lipil. It has added rice that helps thicken it. He has done well with it and is 7 months old. He only spits up now when he eats to much.
Krysta - posted on 09/22/2009
My son spitsup atleast 15 times a day, the doctor said he has reflux. As many of these ladies have said you have to feed them sitting upright and when they are done eating you have to keep them up for atleast 30 minutes. My doctor has me putting a tablespoon of rice cereal per every two ounces of formula as far as changing her formula, I would consult your pediatrician first, sometimes that can make it worse. My son is also three months old and it can get frustrating, we recently had to stay overnight in the hospital with him due to the fact that he was choking on his puke and turned blue, they recommended a tucker sleep wedge and it seams to be doing wonders.
Jennifer - posted on 09/22/2009
My son did as well. From the time he was born till about 7 months. I took him to a Dr of course and he had acid reflux. He out grew it though. Talk with your Dr about it, he may need to switch formula or even depending on age change foods. I had to go back when he was 6 months and cut out veggies and just stick to fruits and cereal.
Melissa - posted on 09/22/2009
Going through that with my daughter and I've had to do a couple of things so far: change her formula, feed her sitting up, burp her more often. You can also talk to your pediatrician about it and they should give you more suggestions and help you to find the right formula for your baby.
Ashley - posted on 09/22/2009
just spitting up little amounts alot is norman in any baby its when there whole bottle comes out it isnt norman. sometimes just changing to a formula thats easy on there stomic or maybe a soy formula becuse that could be the problem. talk to your doctior before you do any of the above but it could also be acid reflux and they have medication that will help with that. if she is uncomfertable after she eats that could be the problem.