Baby pukin'

Kassandra - posted on 11/08/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hello beautiful breastfeeding Moms! I am new to the community today. My daughter is 7 weeks old and I was wondering how often most babies puke, because it seems to me that she pukes a lot and I'm worried that she might maybe have an allergy to something. She has been on some medication for her thrush that may have been the culprit, but she finished it yesturday... so we'll see I guess. Just wondering how common it is for babies to puke lots. Sometimes she'll even puke up to three times directly after nursing. Is this normal?

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Michelle - posted on 10/31/2010

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my daughter used to puke after EVERY feed it was a pain but shes stopped now she just had reflux which settled down thank goodness

Terri - posted on 10/27/2010

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I took my little one to the chiropraactor it helped a great deal,not only with that but fussyness as well

Angela - posted on 11/08/2008

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spit and puke look the same but are different. If you shirt is covered its puke. In my case we had shirt covering or projectile rainbow puke at least 2-3 times per week, sometimes daily in the first 2 months. It was acid reflux. We spoke or our pediatrician who put baby on baby zantac, RX ONLY DO NOT DO OVER THE COUNTER. It works for some. IT worked a little for us but not totally so we went to a GI specialist who put baby on a med called Zegerid. Works beautifully. It looks like baby is outgrowing his reflux as most do but the Zegerid helped baby so much. We thought he was just a fussy baby but once the reflux was taken care of he is all smiles and laughs. They say he is happiest baby at day care now.

Tricia - posted on 11/08/2008

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Some moms find that feeding smaller, more frequent meals will cut down on spit-up. Babies have very small tummies and can't hold that much breastmilk which is why we need to feed our babies so frequently. Some moms will feed on one breast for one feeding, and then feed on the other breast for the next feeding. Be sure to feed more frequently if you do this so that you maintain your milk supply. Good luck!

Joanie - posted on 11/08/2008

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Both my kids are spitters. My baby is now 4 months old. He spits up all day long, every day. We go through multiple bibs, burpcloths and outfits everyday. It seems like it could be because they eat too much, but my kids spot hours after the feed, and even if they only had a little. Since it doesn't hurt him, and he's still gaining weight, it's not a problem, just annoying.



There has been times in the morning when I'm very full that he has chugged too much and totally puked it all, projectile style, all over me and him. I learned to keep his head raised higher than his tummy while he eats, and to stop and burp him after a minute and that helped.

Megan - posted on 11/08/2008

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When my son had spit up a lot I found that stopping him sooner while breastfeeding to burp him helped out with the spitting up. I dont know if he just was going to fast or my milk was going to fast but he's out grown it now and only spits up when I forget to burp him... he is 6 1/2 weeks old! :)

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