my son is 11 months old and is still spitting up. we have done it all and had a ton of tests. occasionally, he will vomit, a lot, and then be fine. has anybody dealt with this??

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Caryn - posted on 11/09/2008

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You should also try infant gaviscon sachets, pop one in his milk-bottle, it aids digestion and relieves any reflux they may have... so that hopefully the get to absorb some of what they're drinking. Also try Lanzor or Losec tabs (losec is just the generic of Lanzor) ... lanzor easier to crush though, you'll need a docs perscription for it, but it REALLY works, Teagan is on 40mg daily and Erin is on 20mg daily. Teagan was also on a dairy based formula, since switching her to soy she's a diff child. Hope this is useful info :)

Kendra - posted on 10/27/2008

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Is he on formula or fortified breastmilk? Is he taking any vitamines?

Our son was on fortified breastmilk and vitamines and we discovered that he was getting too much iron, and it was causing him to spit and vomit much more, and longer than normal.

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My Daughter had spit up all the time....and then it came to a time she would just spit up bile. The Dr told me to put her to sleep in her car sleep when she was Really little, to keep her inclined. I'm not sure when it stopped, but I can't remember remember a time her spitting up bile since she's been able to walk. She's 18months now and she started to walk 4 months ago.

Caryn - posted on 11/09/2008

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Hi there, I have had two very premmie babes, one at 28wks, 1.25kgs and one at 26wks and 1kg. Both had severe reflux, Erin the younger one was also vomiting a lot, and choking, we kept calling the paed and he kept saying there's NOTHING wrong with her, it took her having one of these episodes ON his examination table at a checkup and she was rushed in for emergency surgery ...she had a full stomach wrap, medical term is (thal fundoplication nissen), best thing we EVER did, she only weighed 2.1kgs at the time, but it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO worth it, ended all her problems!! MUST READ THIS ONE....My older one Teagan, suffered a LOT more, was in such severe pain, vomited persistently. She had an x-ray, the paed said it was normal (March 2006) by August she was even worse, wasn't gaining weight, vomiting, screaming in agony, went back and was referred to the paediatric surgeon who did Erin's op and he performed a partial wrap on Teagan, she still didn't settle down. This was all in South Africa, she got a bit better with time but still had these episodes of vomiting and pain, NO WEIGHT gain!! We moved to australia in Jan this year and the episodes continued, vomiting, pain, poor weight gain, the gastro surgeon (Peter Lewindon) performed an endoscopy on her right down into her tummy and did biopsies, etc and found an infiltrate of eosinphills in her tummy, basically these are allergic white blood cells, indicating an allergy to the protein in foods, salicylates and amine to be exact. Since finding that out, we were referred to a dietician Julia Fox in Brisbane and Peter Smith an Allergist down the Gold Coast, and she is on a wheat, gluten, dairy,egg, salicylate and amine avoidance diet, and she is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CHILD. No more pain, she is eating like dream, and she's gained weight, she weighed 12kgs when we came out (age 3) and is now a healthy 15.2kgs!!! Don't give up perservere!! I hope that you get some resolution soon..I know how heartbreaking it is when your little one is not well and you don't know what to do to help!!

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I was such a poop queen that I would make people save their diapers when I went out if they pooped so I could see if it was a regular bowel movement or not. One time my son Ryan pooped and I got a booger out of his nose and I called my mom and said I think I just won the lottery!!!!LOL!!!

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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Haha...I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who became a "Poop Queen" when I had kids. I was never so happy to see them go in my life! :)

Ashley - posted on 11/07/2008

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my son did this and it was reflux.... they put him on meds for it and it helped a lot, but a lot of times they do trial and error because all meds dont work...

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I had the same problm wtih my preemie twin boys. It was acid reflux. Which is common in preemies. I did a ton of research on the internet and narrowed it down to acid reflux or a milk allergy. Any diarrhea with the vomiting? How about constipation. I swear the first few months my boys came home from the hospital I lived and breathed on whether or not they pooped. I tried every formula in the book. I did everything wrong. So if you have any questions feel free to ask. If there was a mistake to made you can guarantee in the beginning I made it.

User - posted on 11/07/2008

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My son had this same problem. Come to find out, it was not acid reflux, he was severely allergic to milk. I stopped listening to the doctors, took him off all the prescriptions and switched him to a soy base formula. He seemed to do much better, and at a year, they told me to try whole milk. As soon as we started mixing it in, a little at a time, he began vomitting horribly again. I stopped the whole milk, and put him on soy milk, and guess what....no puking!! Yaaay!! After a year of cleaning up vomit, that was such a relief!!!

Kristen - posted on 11/06/2008

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Yes one of my twins had this problem, i switched her to enfamil and she takes reflux medicine and now shes fine after trying every kind of formula possible

Julie - posted on 11/06/2008

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My daughter suffered with reflux, sometimes she would vomit almost half of every feed. We found that if she was more upright during and after feeding it helped, also we too had a wedge in her cot so she wasn't completely flat. We originally used powdered Gaviscon in her milk to thicken it, but then we found a really good formula that didn't need anything adding, it was Cow & Gates Omino Comfort, you need a faster flowing teat as it is thicker than normal and it costs abit more than other milks in the range, but it did help. Also, the more solid's she ate the better she became. But, she did just simply grow out of it by the time she was about 12 - 13 months old.

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My son had the same issue. He has been on Axid for reflux since he was three months old and we've noticed times where the reflux gets better and others when it gets worse. Most kids "grow out of it" by one year because the flap (lower esophageal sphincter) that opens and closes at the bottom of the esophogus and top of the stomach finally grows stronger and stops allowing the food and acid to come back up into their esophogus. My son was doing great from about months 9-12 but since we started him on all solids/table food it's come back. We think we've figured out it's because he's a human garbage disposal and we were over feeding him!



Switching gears: has your son been tested for any food allergies? That's another thought?! Good luck.

Amy - posted on 11/03/2008

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My daughter is almost 9 months and has the same problem. The Pediatrican told us that she will eventually grow out of it but we aren't convinced. I think at this point it's a waiting game.

Gretel - posted on 11/03/2008

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My son has acid reflux and spit up so much that we were amazed that he ever gained any weight. He spit up until he was about 1 year old. He is fine now and never spits up. We tried every bottle, formula and medicine from his pediatrician from the time he was born. His doctor advised us that as long as he was gaining weight and was a happy baby in general he should just grow out of it which he did. Sometimes waiting is all we can do. Good luck!

Julie - posted on 11/03/2008

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My oldest daughter was a spitter. She would be crawling around and playing and just leave little puddles. When she started walking all the time, about 18 mo, it finally stopped. She is almost six now and has allergies and occasionally will throw up mucus at night when she had a lot of drainage upsetting her stomach. I think she just has a sensitive stomach. She was never even tested for reflux, the doctor just said she was a normal baby that spits up a lot.

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Our son has GERD, confirmed by an upper GI. He is beginning to grow out of it (6 months), but at times he would vomit up entire bottles and was hurting so badly because of all the acid burning his throat. What helps us the most is Prevacid and "Thick-It" thickener. We add it to his formula (Nutramigen) and it helps him keep his formula down. We also sleep him on a special boppy pillow that keeps him at a 30 degree angle at night. Hang in there!

Kate - posted on 11/02/2008

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We have...our doctor put our son on medication for acid reflux at 3 months old. He's 10 months now and off the medicine!

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Have you had him checked for Pyoloric Stenosis? If you have, then try to feed him sitting up. Try also, to give him mylocon (spelling) drops before his feedings. Also try a little Chamomile tea in his bottle before feeding he may be eating to fast. The tea will soothe his stomach and also make him less ready to eat fast.

Marilyn - posted on 11/01/2008

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My son had this too and we still have issues with reflux at age 4. We were told he had reflux early on and then they thought he out grew it at age 2...but nope. If you are trying to avoid the meds then the only advice I have is to let them eat very slowly (my son was always a slow eater) and keep him upright after feeds. We even tried baby massage before bed to try to relax him. But we would go through the same routine...vomit, clean the sheets, fall asleep holding him in a rocking chair, ER visits, the works. Time does help, but the medicine seemed to help too. Good luck!!!

Tana - posted on 11/01/2008

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thank you for all your help! we are trying to keep him off of prescription drugs. they did a test that said he no longer had reflux. still don't know why he is throwing up. we went to the chiropractor which seemed to improve the symptoms. thank you again!!!!

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I had a 27 week premie, and he had severe reflux. He was on all kinds of medication, but time was the trick. We found out he was allergic to milk so when I took him of all milk stuff that helped a lot also. When he turned 5 is when he got a lot better though.

Kendra - posted on 10/30/2008

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I had this with my son. He was a 32 week baby and it was something so simple that it was over looked, the part that closes the stomach off did not develop prior to birth. The doctors ended up giving him liquid zantac which work wonders. See if your doctor will do this it might help you.

Alia - posted on 10/29/2008

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My son used to do that too but it was my neice who had it worse than ever. All of her tests showed that she was fine. She would cough a lot and get sick or lay down and get sick or play and get sick and eat and get sick. She even got sick in her sleep. After 12 months my poor sister was at the end of her rope. I took my neice to my doctor (with my sister) and explained the situation. I personally requested that she be put on a prescription proton pump inhibitor. They gave her one and it did the trick. Sfter she was walking on her own for about 6 months we slowly took her off of it and she is fine now. She will be monitored for acid reflux but it is something the doctor said she should grow out of. Hope this helps!

Rebecca - posted on 10/29/2008

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had this problem too and ended up at the chiropractors who adjusted my little one and after 2 visists no more reflux

April - posted on 10/27/2008

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my two younger children had reflux so i understand how that feels. When they started eating solid foods it helped alot. When they turned 1 it was all over . i hated it . No cute clothes on them I had to change them all day long

Kendra - posted on 10/27/2008

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Our son was on Reglin and Zantac, along with holding him upright and having a wedge in his crib.

Alicia - posted on 10/27/2008

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Yes, my son is eight months and he seems to be finally growing out of his reflux. He is on medication for it, Axid. It seems to help a lot. I have to hold him up for at least 15 minutes after he eats. His crib also has the incline pillow.

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