Constantly sick

Stacey - posted on 06/12/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 6 1/2 month old son is sick all the time after his bottle and food. He loves eating and would never stop if i kept giving. Even if he hasnt had any food or milk for a few hours if he is moved he will be sick - does anyone else have this problem??

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Coury - posted on 06/12/2009

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Quoting Kathleen:

could suffer from a bad case of reflux (it is not limited to new borns) or has an intollerance or allergy to something he is eating. may very well be lactose intollerant. my little one had a similar problem, turns out that is what it was. she was grizzly, sick all the time, cramped, didnt settle well and the poo omg.... try seeing a dietician, they can rule out allergies.



i agree reflux can be terrible on babies. my son did the same thing. i switched him to soy but thast constipated him. he was lactose intollerant so i ended up having to give him milk based lactose free formula. most likely it is the reflux plus an allergy but just to be sure ask your doc! good luck mama!!

Jennifer - posted on 06/12/2009

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Like throwing up after he eats sick? or sick like stuffy nose, cough, and throwing up? My son went through a stage of throwing up everything he ate almost right after he ate it when he was about 7 months old. The Dr put him on soy for awhile and said that it was probably lactose problems, and I nursed my son so the only place he was getting lactose from was me. After about 4 days of the soy I continued my nursing and he was fine. Then when he was about 10 months it started up again so I put him right back on the soy for a week and when I was done with that I started him on regular whole milk because I kind of lost my milk supply. He has been fine since then and is now 2 yrs old. It was just a weird thing that happened apparently, I guess I will never really know what was wrong except for maybe some lactose problems, which really doesn't make much sense to me, but oh well. But if your child is sick in more ways than just throwing up food he eats, I would have him seriously evaluated. Maybe I over react a little bit sometimes because I've heard of and seen cases of things like that with babies being always sick and turns out something really bad is wrong, I think I watch too much Mystery Diagnosis...lol... But, maybe try some soy milk and see how that goes.

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could suffer from a bad case of reflux (it is not limited to new borns) or has an intollerance or allergy to something he is eating. may very well be lactose intollerant. my little one had a similar problem, turns out that is what it was. she was grizzly, sick all the time, cramped, didnt settle well and the poo omg.... try seeing a dietician, they can rule out allergies.

Stacey - posted on 06/12/2009

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Quoting Dawn:

maybe its too much on his stomach. do you feed him and give him a whole bottle at the same time? maybe do breakfast food , half bottle, lunch a bottle, dinner food half a bottle.



when he wakes he has an 8oz bottle then about an hour later some babay cereal. dinner he only usually takes around 4 oz after his food and tea time he has water and then an 8oz bottle at bed.

User - posted on 06/12/2009

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It may be the type of formula he is getting. Have you talked to your doctor? My oldest daughter had the same problem and they had to put her on a formula for sensitive stomachs. Soy is also an option that might help with his tummy. Also, you may want to be careful about giving him gassy foods. Talk to your doctor and see if you can formulate a list of different foods that may be easier on his stomach. Oatmeal is always a good option, and also rice cereal. Good Luck!

Dawn - posted on 06/12/2009

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maybe its too much on his stomach. do you feed him and give him a whole bottle at the same time? maybe do breakfast food , half bottle, lunch a bottle, dinner food half a bottle.

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