my baby spits up an chokes a lot any suggestions!!

Constance - posted on 12/17/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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my baby will eat thn spit up and choke on the spit up!! i've tried burping frequently and straight breast milk nothing is helping and i get scared when she chokes but i can handle it pretty well considering!! does anyone else have this problem??? oh and my baby was 2 months premature if that makes a differance!

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Liz - posted on 12/17/2010

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My b/g twins were six weeks early and they spit up alot we put them on Enfamil AR and they did much better. They are two and a half now and fine. My youngest son ( five months) had similar issues and after many doctor visits later we finally discovered that he has a milk allergy ( different than lactose inolerant) so now he is on a special formula.

Melanie - posted on 12/17/2010

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my baby used to spit up all the time! like after every feeding and sometimes it wasnt just spit up it was full blown vomit. it was so bad and i kept telling the dr about it and she would just tell me to do this and that, burp her good, keep her upright for about half an hour after she ate, raise her bed so she wasnt sleeping flat. i tried everything and nothing worked. she said it wasnt acid reflux because she was still putting on weight. it was hell! it evientually slowed down and went away completly by the time she was about 9-10 months. i noticed once i started feeding her solids it got better but when she ate actual table food it was completly gone...weird. and i also switched her formulas and nothing did the trick at the time . i even tried soy formula. she is good now shes almost 2. once every couple months she might barf depends on what she eats. i have to be careful not to feed her too close to her bedtime and certain things make her stomach upset still.

Sarh - posted on 12/17/2010

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How old is she? Sounds like reflux! My son also spit up all the time and he would choke and gag, he also coughed. He is 6 months now and I took him off the meds (per his pediatrician), he still does the coughing and only spits up a bit.
Talk w/her pediatrician, they can put her on a medication which helps a lot. Also, feeder more frequently, she maybe eating too much at one time. Continue w/the straight breast milk!

Jaycie - posted on 12/17/2010

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Acid reflux is a common thing in infants so that could be it... But you def. want to consult your doctor< they may want to do and ultra-sound on ur childs stomach just to make sure everything is growing properly since the child was premature

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Constance - posted on 12/28/2010

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thanks for the comments and suggests i will check into things and maybe switch formulas thanks again all was helpful now just go to see wat works!!!

Ashley - posted on 12/18/2010

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Does she have a reflex problem maybe talk with her doc to find out that will hapen if she does

Sabra - posted on 12/17/2010

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Wow Melanie your story is exactly the same as mine. My daughter would spit up so much and I also tried everything. The one thing I found that helped was feeding her less because she was over eating to try and calm her stomach but it really only made things worse.

If you are really concerned about it talk to your doctor but they will probably just tell you that babies spit up. It will get better. Its possible that it is an intolerance to something you are eating and is transferring through the breast milk. I've heard that cutting out dairy often helps. Hope things get better.

Cassandra - posted on 12/17/2010

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My son was 2 months early as well. He was spitting up a lot when he was born they doc said he had reflux and put him on meds for it and it all went away. He ate better, stopped spitting up and his breathing got better. Never had a problem with him choking, but our friends who had a 3 month preemie did, she has reflux as well. Talk to the doc about it.

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Since your baby was two months premature, I would ask the doctor before changing things. It could be something in the formula or breast milk ect. Some babies just have acid reflux, I would talk to your baby's pedestrian before deciding on anything.

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