does anyone else baby still spit up??

Miranda - posted on 12/16/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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when he was first born we tried formula after formula and he just doesn't keep it down... dr says he has acid reflex and gave him meds well that didn't work.. is there something else wrong should i take him to a different dr

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Rose - posted on 10/30/2016

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For my acid reflux son, Zantac didn't work at all. Our Pedi then put him on Babies magic tea which settled his throw ups.

Maureen - posted on 12/22/2009

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may be ur over feeding him, try giving him 1/2 of what u give him if hes still hungery then give him some more, if he fights u to take the bottle just put it away and try again in a little bit.

Tricia - posted on 12/21/2009

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My son was diagnosed with acid reflux at a month old we took him to a specialist. They first started by switching the formula about 3 times, then adding cereal every bottle to make it thicker, then when that didn't work they put him on liquid zantac, then prilosec also. None of that seemed to work. So finally we switched him to Soy formula and about every 3rd bottle we add some cereal, and make sure he burps frequently and sits upright at least 15 minutes after he eats, and he usually does fine. Once in a while he will still spit up, but they said he should hopefully grow out of it by time he is a year old.

Dawn - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting Miranda:



Quoting Dawn:

What meds are you using? My son was diagnosed with reflux by a GI specialist in June (4 months old) based on my description of problems he had; back arching, colic, and frequent spit up/throwing up and because he was "failing to thrive" (below the curve for weight at that age). The first medication we were put on didn't work because it was a pill that needed to be disolved in his formula, but he wasn't taking more than 2 oz at a time most feedings. We then put him on Zantac (liquid form) and put him on Enfamil formula thickened with rice starch, specially formulated for babies with spit-up, and he did great. Over the last 2 months, I weaned him off the medication and he has been fine. I think the addition of adult type solids have helped alot; they have helped with regulated his bowel movements as well, one of the disadvantages to the special formula was constipation! It has been 3 weeks without meds and while sometimes he will spit up if he is over active after a feeding, he is doing great. I suggest trying a new doctor, new medication, new food...also the other recommendations for probiotics and angling the bed are a good idea....remember that most babies spitup, it is just the frequency and other symptoms that are worrisome......GOOD LUCK!





they put him on prilasec or how ever its spelt.. and nothing he was still bad well its not reall worrisome its just new to me my older son didnt spit up at all not even new born so Im not really sure how long it last i think im going to take him to a specialist



 



 



Yes, it was the Prilosec (still may be spelt wrong!!) that I has issues with...he was never able to take the full dose; I am not sure how you were given the med (pill or liquid), but the liquid Zantac really worked for us....just make sure to ask your pharmacy to add flavor drops (even if they tell you its flavored already!!) because it smells and tastes VERY minty!!!   My son gets grape and actually liked taking it!!! :) :) Whatever you choose, if it makes it easier for you and your son, even for a little while, its a good thing..hang in there.  And yes, they may say he is a "happy spitter" (too cute!!); I was told this is very common in babies to different extents.





 

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hi. My son spits up a lot. I`m still breastfeeding him but now he gets one feeding of formula and plenty of solids. Still after feeding he starts playing there is no way to keep him upright with me so there is spit-up mostly every time. He was on Zantac for about a month or two when he was 5 months old but it only made him confortable he still had spit-ups. We`re just hoping he`ll grow out of it. Nothing you can really do I think.

Miranda - posted on 12/18/2009

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Quoting Dawn:

What meds are you using? My son was diagnosed with reflux by a GI specialist in June (4 months old) based on my description of problems he had; back arching, colic, and frequent spit up/throwing up and because he was "failing to thrive" (below the curve for weight at that age). The first medication we were put on didn't work because it was a pill that needed to be disolved in his formula, but he wasn't taking more than 2 oz at a time most feedings. We then put him on Zantac (liquid form) and put him on Enfamil formula thickened with rice starch, specially formulated for babies with spit-up, and he did great. Over the last 2 months, I weaned him off the medication and he has been fine. I think the addition of adult type solids have helped alot; they have helped with regulated his bowel movements as well, one of the disadvantages to the special formula was constipation! It has been 3 weeks without meds and while sometimes he will spit up if he is over active after a feeding, he is doing great. I suggest trying a new doctor, new medication, new food...also the other recommendations for probiotics and angling the bed are a good idea....remember that most babies spitup, it is just the frequency and other symptoms that are worrisome......GOOD LUCK!


they put him on prilasec or how ever its spelt.. and nothing he was still bad well its not reall worrisome its just new to me my older son didnt spit up at all not even new born so Im not really sure how long it last i think im going to take him to a specialist

Kate - posted on 12/18/2009

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My older son had a real big problem with spitting up. Everytime he would eat, he would spit it up within an hour. At first he was diagnosed with acid reflux and put on meds, but the meds didnt do anything. We tried a different formula made by enfamil that supposedly would solidify in the stomach, but it was so hard for my son to drink since the consistency of it was so thick so we switch him back to his old formula.
We were reassured by his pediatrician that as long as he was gaining weight and was a "happy spitter" then he will be fine and outgrow it. My son never cried when he would spit up, but having to change his clothing and well as my own everytime he did was a pain. He continued to spit up until he was 14 months old. One day he just stopped doing it. So hang in there. You son will stop spitting up. Good Luck

Dawn - posted on 12/18/2009

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What meds are you using? My son was diagnosed with reflux by a GI specialist in June (4 months old) based on my description of problems he had; back arching, colic, and frequent spit up/throwing up and because he was "failing to thrive" (below the curve for weight at that age). The first medication we were put on didn't work because it was a pill that needed to be disolved in his formula, but he wasn't taking more than 2 oz at a time most feedings. We then put him on Zantac (liquid form) and put him on Enfamil formula thickened with rice starch, specially formulated for babies with spit-up, and he did great. Over the last 2 months, I weaned him off the medication and he has been fine. I think the addition of adult type solids have helped alot; they have helped with regulated his bowel movements as well, one of the disadvantages to the special formula was constipation! It has been 3 weeks without meds and while sometimes he will spit up if he is over active after a feeding, he is doing great. I suggest trying a new doctor, new medication, new food...also the other recommendations for probiotics and angling the bed are a good idea....remember that most babies spitup, it is just the frequency and other symptoms that are worrisome......GOOD LUCK!

Retha - posted on 12/17/2009

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Yes plenty! He's also on reflux meds, but not really helping with that so much!!

Veronica - posted on 12/17/2009

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try probiotics to help his tummy be populated with the right bacteria. was your baby a c-section? they have more spitup and less good bacteria in their guts.

Jemma - posted on 12/17/2009

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yeah my baby will be 10 months xmas eve and she still spits up every morning after her bottle of milk! They suspected she had acid reflux (amongst other things such as milk allergies) basically no one had a clue, we changed her formula to cow and gate - comfort which is meant to be easier to digest and shes been a lot better since

Melissa - posted on 12/16/2009

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The Make Special Wedges To Put In The Crib That Helps.

I Think I've Seen Them At Walmart.

But Acid Reflux Isnt Easy To Diagnose In Babies, It Never Hurts To Get A Second Opinion.

My Daughter Still Spits Up Once In A While If She Crawls Around A Lot After She Eats.

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