Formula

Shantell - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My 9.5 month old pukes a lil bit everytime she drinks formula. We done been on the switching formula road but when she drinks other liquids she doesn't puke. Should I start weaning her off and just give her a daily multivitamin???

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Alona - posted on 04/17/2010

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My daughter was the same way. From 8 months on we've been feeding her whole milk. She sleeps better and gets filled up better without the spit up. Even though the Dr said no milk til she's a year old, she does fine on it. Most of your formulas are milk based products anyway. I would most defiantly not give her any chocolate as she could get a high allergic reaction to it.

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Christy - posted on 04/25/2010

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I had to try several different types of formula b/c my daughter spit up a lot and some types of formula she projectile vomitted. I finally settled on Similac RS (added rice starch). I have been giving this to her since 2 months old and she does very well on it. She is 10 months now and does not spit up at all. Target makes the same formula and many others for a fraction of the cost. As others have posted, you may want to ask your pediatrician about reflux medication. If his reflux is severe, he may decide he doesn't want to eat solids as well b/c he will associate the food with pain. I would definitely talk to your pediatrician about giving whole cow's milk versus formula. Cow's milk does not contain the nutrition your baby needs to develop properly.

Billie - posted on 04/19/2010

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There are several children who are allergic to a lot of things. I personally breastfeed my child exclusively if you didn't get that from my last post. I know that they do have several alternatives for formula whether it be alt- for soy or regular formula. I agree with the last post. I think you need to talk to your ped and be stern. Your child may be suffering from acid reflux so you may ask them about that as well. Another thing is my ped told me when my daughter was 2 months to make her sit up to eat and that may help from over eating and spiting up, after they are done eating make them sit up for little longer after if he/she isn't already.

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I had a conversation the other day with a mum whose little boy is allergic to soy and cows milk based formula and it affected his developement he is 3 now and very small for his age, and on special formula by prescription, so I sugest seeing your GP and not taking no for an awnser, cows milk intolerance runs in my family so I still breast feed my little one a well as top up with tescos soy alternative to milk which has added vitamins.

Billie - posted on 04/17/2010

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Formula is dried from cows milk. So with that being said, your child maybe having slight intolerance to milk. Talk to your doctor about it.

Nikki - posted on 04/17/2010

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It is common for babies to spit up , if it isnt projectile or a large amount and as long as they are gaining weight. Your baby needs formula til they are a year old because formula offers so much more nutrition then cows milk does. Talk to your doctor about soy or reflux.. and on another note I would highly recommend against putting chocolate in the milk, I don't think babies need to start with sweets , sugar is not the best and can also damage their teeth at such a young age, not something i would start them on sooo early.

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i definatly wouldnt wean her onto cows milk just yet.
switching babies too early can cause anemia.

she should be keeping her milk down pretty well by this age... so i would take her to the doc to be sure its not a possiable allergic reaction or reflex.

multivitamins are recommended for kids this young... i asked my gp about them today.

this article might be helpful for you...
http://www.babyzone.com/baby/feeding_nut...

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I agree with Brenda and try soy formula. My daughter drinks Isomil and does well on it. I would not switch entirely to whole milk although some can be introduced at this age. Formula or breastmilk is the bulk of a babies diet until they reach 12 months (unless premature and then longer). Cow's milk does not have all the necessary nutrients to your baby's development. It could also very well be reflux which can be easily treated with medications. I would speak to her doctor.

Brenda - posted on 04/17/2010

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Have you tried soy formula? It was the only thing my daughter would hold down.

Katie - posted on 04/17/2010

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my little one was the same so we started to put some baby cereal in (oatmeal) the bottle, ive been told not to, dont understand why but she rarely ever spit up anything now.

Erica - posted on 04/17/2010

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My son is the same way and he is getting to the point where he does not even want formula.

Leticia - posted on 04/17/2010

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Mi nena Emma de 10 meses se para solita pero no camina todavía, da unos pasitos y pum! se sienta y se comienza a reír..es hermosa ..eso si gatea rapidísimo, cuando la puerta del cuarto queda abierta ..la ves a ella gateando para salir a la sala jajajjajja es sabida..canta, se arrulla para dormirse como yo le hago, grita bastante peor si no le quieren dar algo uhhhh, aplaude, baila, dice papa, mama, tete y como que dice ñaña aunque no se le entiende muy bien..cierto...es verdad que ahora los pediatras recomiendan que dejen de tomar biberón al cumplir el año? Emma si toma en vasito pero de ahi a dejar el biberón lo veo difícil porque hasta para dormirse usa el chupo, cuando llora se calma con el chupo también..adoro ese chupo..

Nimisha - posted on 04/17/2010

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Hi,

Our daughter used to be the same from birth and now she's 10 months we finally got her referred to a paediatrician and they've prescribed meds for reflux. She has not been sick since ( apart from when she's been ill!) It might be a good idea to take that route, or at least get it checked out, even if it's not that you could probably get some advice as to what it could be. Hope this helps.

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My daughter has had severe reflux since she was born and when her tummy is bad she spits up after every formula feeding. Usually they don't get reflux this late...they get it early and it either stays or goes away...It may be a possibility. I agree that formula is important cause its all the nutrients they need-talk to your doctor. You may want to try a reflux med and see if it helps and if it does, then you know.

Chrissy - posted on 04/12/2010

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I would talk to your baby's doctor because she gets most of her nutrition from the formula, whole milk is not that great for baby's and I definatly wouldn't put chocolate in it, your just setting yourself up for an early sugar fiend and alot of future headaches. My daughter couldn't drink alot of different formula's because she had a sensative stomach to, she drinks the gentlease lipil by enfamil, and that seems to agree with her, but if it's only a little spit up I would say thats not a big deal and start weining her off in a couple months after she turns 1

Emily - posted on 04/11/2010

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my son is 9.5 months also... he will not drink formula so i switched him to whole milk... at first he wouldnt drink it so i put a little chocolate syrup in it and he has been drinking it for the past month perfectly fine...and now he will even drink it with no chocolate in it.

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