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Ashley - posted on 03/18/2009
my son spit up all the time and his doctor finally diagnosed him with acid reflux. she gave me medicine to give him but he doesn't like it so i don't give him to him. she told me to sit him upright after he eats, and hold him really still don't move him around alot. and that all has helped alot.
Holly - posted on 03/18/2009
My 8 month old is on SIMILAC sesitive formula. It is for gassy, spit up babies. This really help my baby with her fussiness and with the spitting up all the time. There is also a soy formula out there, and if this doesn't work i would take your baby to the pediatrician just in case it is acid reflux, they have medicine to put them on so it's not sooo painful on their tummies and chest. Hope this helps.
Carol - posted on 03/18/2009
try to figure out for sure if its spit up or just alot of drool! lol
I had the same problem with my son and I was a little bit worried, turns out it was drool that was slightly white because he'd just finished eating. (he drools alot, we think hes already teething at 3 months)
April - posted on 03/17/2009
My son now 11 was spitting up all the time and some times well most of the time it was alot no docters I took him to could see anything wrong they thought sense I was young I just thought it was too much, come to findout after the 12th hospital and countless drs I had taken him to a barium test was done and even though this test was done maybe ten times before and all were neg as this one was, I went to take him but changed a dirty diaper first and there was blood in it, they rushed him to the o.r. he had a problem in which the top muscle of his stomach would not close all the way and the bottom stayed closed. So there can be too much spitup, and if you feel in your heart its too much them be persistant and keep taking your little to be checked. My son also was taking zantac and was sleepin in his car seat to make sure he was upright which the dr told me to do, they changed his formula many times even had me put cereal in it, he always was kept upright to try to help with the reflux which I have myself very bad. Still he vomited, so if u think its too much then keep pressing. please
April - posted on 03/17/2009
My son now 11 was spitting up all the time and some times well most of the time it was alot no docters I took him to could see anything wrong they thought sense I was young I just thought it was too much, come to findout after the 12th hospital and countless drs I had taken him to a barium test was done and even though this test was done maybe ten times before and all were neg as this one was, I went to take him but changed a dirty diaper first and there was blood in it, they rushed him to the o.r. he had a problem in which the top muscle of his stomach would not close all the way and the bottom stayed closed. So there can be too much spitup, and if you feel in your heart its too much them be persistant and keep taking your little to be checked.
Erica - posted on 03/17/2009
You also could be overfeeding them. Reflux is a definite possibility. but also overfeeding could be one. My first newborn was that way, sometimes they don't understand when to quit eating. Just an idea.
Christi - posted on 03/17/2009
Hi Crystal my name is Christi. After my son was born he wouldn't keep anything down. He would vomit after he ate every time. He didn't sleep at night and when he did, he would only sleep in his swing or on someones tummy. i pushed and pushed until the doctor would finally do somethong about it. Turned out he had severe acid reflux. They gave him some liwuid meds to take and it got better. We also used little tummys gas drops (they're less expensive than the name brand) I put 3-5 drops in every bottle or if you breast feed you can give it to him before he nurses or in a bottle of whater.
Hope this helps ya love.
Elizabeth - posted on 03/17/2009
My child has acid reflux and a dairy allery. She is strictly breastfed and is getting better about not spitting up quite as much, but poor baby, she's had a bib on her whole life =) The thing you need to remember is even though it seems like they're spitting up everything they eat, they usually don't spit up all that much. Yes, it makes a huge mess and is extremely disgusting, but it's usu not 1 -2 tablespoons. As long as he isn't in pain; screaming, arching back, pulling legs in...etc. Oh and make sure he's gaining weight. The meds are mainly for the pain.
My suggestions would be sit upright 30 mins after each meal, elevate the head of the bed just a little, I always put Brenna to bed on her side so the spitup could drain...
Monica - posted on 03/17/2009
My son had projectile spit up and he was breast fed. Most people say breastfed babies dont spit up boy were they wrong. He would spit up not just right after he had eaten but sometimes one or two hours after. He didnt have acid reflux like many people try to say it is he just spit up.
Sabrina - posted on 03/17/2009
My son was throwing up alot of his food too, I talked to his doc about it and she told me to switch his formula to enfamil ap since it is thicker and I add a little rice cereal to it so it helps it stay down. His doc also scheduled him to have an ultrasound done to see if he had acid reflux and it turns out he does. I give him zantac twice a day and try and have him sitting up for about 30 min after he eats. He is doing a lot better than he was, he still spits up quite a bit but not nearly as much as he used to
Martina - posted on 03/17/2009
It might be reflux, you should check with your baby's doctor to be sure and he/she can prescribe meds and give you tips on how to help.
My son didn't have reflux and would spit up a few times a day sometimes. He was never in pain though so I didn't worry about it.
Megan - posted on 03/17/2009
most times if a baby is spitting up too much it is usually due to acid reflux sometimes there could be muscular or other problems. My youngest seemed to spit up a lot, I found that if I moved him a little to where his head was higher than his belly helped a lot which was tricky since he was breastfed and there wasnt a lot of room to maneuver around.
If your concerned take your little one in to the doctor for a quick check up. I would try changing positions first to see if that helps, depending on what type of milk is given may also be the culprit as well.
Oh and most times its nothing to really worry about until its a lot of, well... projectile vomitting, then you have to worry.