my daughter spits up too much !!

Andrea - posted on 11/19/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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my daughter is 2 months and 2 weeks old and she is spitting up soo much that too me it looks like shes spitting up more then she eats...the doctor is making me give acid reflex medicine mylocon drops and cereal all in her bottle along with special formula because she is colic...the doctor told me that the spit u[p should become under control but it hasnt at all. my daughter spits up soo much that i change at least 10 times a day and i have to do her laundry everyday because i run out of bibs and burrpcloths...i dont know what to do i tihnk i sshould get a second opinion or bring her to a specialist. what should i do ??

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Angela - posted on 11/29/2009

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My preemie was doing the same until I started him on Similac sensitive R.S. It is a milk based formula with rice starch in it. It is a little thicker and sits in the belly longer. He has not spit up once since starting it and I rarely have to even burp him anymore, He also goes longer between feedings since it does sit in the belly longer. He has gained so much weight since he started on it as well. We have a history of pyloric stenosis in the boys in my husbands family so that was a big concern of mine when he was spitting up as well. Pyloric stenosis is a narrowing of the sphincter that opens and closes during feeding above the stomach and attached to the end of the esophogus. My boy also has to sit up for 30min after feeding which helps him a lot. Good luck

Amanda - posted on 11/29/2009

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i baby girl is like that but shev was early and they just keep say to me it is an relex. what she likre on her weight. she losing it or putting it on what weight is she . my little one is under weight for her sge she 10 weeks and only weigths 7lb 10. biut i breastfeed her. so i said she will not put it on as fast. they make me get her weight every week but i not getting her done now to her next injection . because its just stressing me out.

Julienne - posted on 11/29/2009

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My 12 week old has the same problem, however she is perfectly happy and doesn't winge or grumble about it. My pediatrician told us if she is upset then it's a problem, but if perfectly happy then nothing to worry about it. I use up to 10 bibs a day and my mum had a great gift. She bought a dozen cloth nappies and split them in half. they are the perfect size for burping her with.

My daughter is gaining weight perfectly well and is a big girl. She was 8 pound 14 born and has gained weight well since then.

Good luck

Melanie - posted on 11/28/2009

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Hi, my daughter has the same problem. Acid reflux is caused in babies because the stomach and esophagus are not fully developed. The reflux and spitting can happen for up to a year. Very frustrating...but it is very common.

Laura - posted on 11/28/2009

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My Daugther and and My Son where both the same way and I found a Doc. to finally help me. They put both my kids on 15mg of Prevacid a day and it really works!!! and then they said to add 1 tbs of cereal to evey ounce of water in a bottle at each feeding. My daugther is one now and it really helped her start developing and she is so much happier, and my son is 2 months and he just started with the prevacid and instead of Cereal in his formula because he has problems sucking that much through a bottle we give him a formula that has the rice starch in it it's called Enfimal AR and that seems to be working great , it constipates him alittle so the doc. said to add 1 oz jucie 3oz water to make a 4 oz feeding to 1 bottle a day. hope this helps and gives you questions to ask your Doc.

Tenisha - posted on 11/27/2009

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take her back to your doctor and give them different suggestions of what it might be. You have to do a little research yourself first and the doctor may consider it. Have you thought of maybe a milk allergy?

Clarissa - posted on 11/23/2009

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how many ounces does she eat and how often? my son was spitting up for a bit but I read propping him up after he eats for about 30min before laying him back down and it has helped out a lot! Also hes not a very good burper so he spits up if he had not burped good enough so I have to sometimes sit him propped up for a few minutes and then try again.

Heather - posted on 11/21/2009

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Spit up can be deceiving! My little one (who is almost 8 weeks old) was spitting up after most feedings. We boil the tap water now before we mix it in her bottle and that has helped. The other thing we have tried is to make about 2 oz at a time to slow down how fast she is eating. But honestly, it may look like they just spit up everything you just feed them and it may be under an oz! Talk to your doctor and try to stay sane. Good Luck!

Shannon - posted on 11/21/2009

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My two older children were diagnosed with acid reflux. My oldest child was hospitalized with failure to thrive, had multiple tests ran(including 2 upper GI's and a sweat test to rule out cystic fibrosis) Also his "spit up" was more projectile vomitting(he actually threw up on a doctor who was sitting 4 feet away from us). He was initially hospitalized and seen his peditrician and a GI doctor was consulted. Anytime we went anywhere I had to carry multiple change of clothes for him and me. My middle child was hospitalized, had an upper GI and was put on medication. She was treated solely by her peditrican. With my third child who is 2 months old we are using the similac advance powered formula...so far so good but I have noticed one thing...she spits up when I mix her formula with tap water(I mixed the other kids formula with tap water). So I have started buying bottled water to fix formula with. This along with keeping her head elevated after feeding has worked so far. I'm not saying the bottled water is the reason but it might be worth a try. I know the spitting up is annoying but the most important thing is that baby is gaining weight.

Andrea - posted on 11/20/2009

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when i took her to the doctor the for the third time they made me decrease the amount i was giving her she was eating 5 and a half ounces and now she is eating 5 ounces with cereal in the bottle so i dont think its the overfeeding thing.. im just so worried that there is sometihng really wrong with her! ...

Evelyn - posted on 11/20/2009

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My daughter is around the same age with the same problem. She was really colicky but it's slowly going away. The dr said I might be overfeeding her so she suggested to feed her less but more often and keep her upright while feeding and at least 10 minutes after she is doing eating, and then burp her. sometimes we burp them right away and they spit up the milk they just drank. I've been trying this, and I haven't really seen a change but it's only been a week. If she's still spitting up I'm taking her back to her dr and we might change her formula. She's currently on Nutramigen.

Chantelle - posted on 11/20/2009

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Many babies do something qhich is called 'posseting' which means that baby are sick for habit. Posseting like this gets better on its own as babies grow up. My little one brings back some of his food after nearly every feed. Or it could be your giving your baby too much to drink and your daughter is bringing the food she cant hack, but i would get a second opinion just to double check if your not happy.

Andrea - posted on 11/19/2009

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my daughter is on similac alimentum cereal in the bottle acid reflex medicine and mylecon drops all in the bottle too... do u think i sohould bring her to a specialist?

Sabrina - posted on 11/19/2009

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I also have an issue with my daughter spitting up alot. She seems to be overfilling her stomach though. She has had no issues with gaining weight and only spits up after eating excessively. I have not switched her formula because she seems to being growing well and the doctor says she is fine

Rachel - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son has acid reflux. The doctor has him on prevacid because zantac didn't work for him. He is also on the similac alimentum formula and has cereal and mylicon in his bottle. One thing that can help if you're not already doing it is to burp her after every ounce during a feeding, keep her propped up while eating and for 30 minutes after. You may need to switch her formula. My son went through several different kinds before having to be on the hypoallergenic. The enfamil made both of my kids spit up so bad. The similac is a little bit thicker so it's a little easier to hold down. Good Luck. It will all get better soon.

Rachel - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son has acid reflux. The doctor has him on prevacid because zantac didn't work for him. He is also on the similac alimentum formula and has cereal and mylicon in his bottle. One thing that can help if you're not already doing it is to burp her after every ounce during a feeding, keep her propped up while eating and for 30 minutes after. You may need to switch her formula. My son went through several different kinds before having to be on the hypoallergenic. The enfamil made both of my kids spit up so bad. The similac is a little bit thicker so it's a little easier to hold down. Good Luck. It will all get better soon.

Rachel - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son has acid reflux. The doctor has him on prevacid because zantac didn't work for him. He is also on the similac alimentum formula and has cereal and mylicon in his bottle. One thing that can help if you're not already doing it is to burp her after every ounce during a feeding, keep her propped up while eating and for 30 minutes after. You may need to switch her formula. My son went through several different kinds before having to be on the hypoallergenic. The enfamil made both of my kids spit up so bad. The similac is a little bit thicker so it's a little easier to hold down. Good Luck. It will all get better soon.

Rachel - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son has acid reflux. The doctor has him on prevacid because zantac didn't work for him. He is also on the similac alimentum formula and has cereal and mylicon in his bottle. One thing that can help if you're not already doing it is to burp her after every ounce during a feeding, keep her propped up while eating and for 30 minutes after. You may need to switch her formula. My son went through several different kinds before having to be on the hypoallergenic. The enfamil made both of my kids spit up so bad. The similac is a little bit thicker so it's a little easier to hold down. Good Luck. It will all get better soon.

Rachel - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son has acid reflux. The doctor has him on prevacid because zantac didn't work for him. He is also on the similac alimentum formula and has cereal and mylicon in his bottle. One thing that can help if you're not already doing it is to burp her after every ounce during a feeding, keep her propped up while eating and for 30 minutes after. You may need to switch her formula. My son went through several different kinds before having to be on the hypoallergenic. The enfamil made both of my kids spit up so bad. The similac is a little bit thicker so it's a little easier to hold down. Good Luck. It will all get better soon.

Rachel - posted on 11/19/2009

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My son has acid reflux. The doctor has him on prevacid because zantac didn't work for him. He is also on the similac alimentum formula and has cereal and mylicon in his bottle. One thing that can help if you're not already doing it is to burp her after every ounce during a feeding, keep her propped up while eating and for 30 minutes after. You may need to switch her formula. My son went through several different kinds before having to be on the hypoallergenic. The enfamil made both of my kids spit up so bad. The similac is a little bit thicker so it's a little easier to hold down. Good Luck. It will all get better soon.

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