6 months and still wiping up spew what can i do??

Karen - posted on 08/27/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My 6 month old boy Levi always spews up after his bottles and any time in the hours afterwards. He is on a thickened formula (s26 AR) and has been for some time but still spews up a lot. I guess he is what you would call a happy spewer but its driving me batty cleaning it up all the time. Im tempted to try a different formula to see if that helps but dont really know if it would help or if i just have to wait it out till he grows out of it. He is having solids 2-3 times a day and sits up which i thought might help but it hasnt. Does anyone know what the usual age to grow out of this is??

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Donna - posted on 08/31/2009

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my daughter spewed what seemed to be the entire contents of her bottle after every single bottle she had. I told my doctors about it but they said as long as she was gaining weight which she was then it was nothing to worry about she used to do this right up until she went onto solids!!! is it a nitemare having to clean it up all the time but what i used to used was a spare changing mat so whenever we winded her we did it over the mat so that it didnt ruin our carpet or soak ours or her clothes.

Leslie - posted on 08/31/2009

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Check for allergies. I found out my oldest son was allergic to milk, not lactose intollerance, but full blown allergy. Ask your doctor to give you names of doctors who do allergy tests. Once you know for sure, then you will be able to change his diet, then things should get better.

Kelly - posted on 08/31/2009

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hi my lo has a lactose intolerence & reflux which she is on meds for and sma lf milk shes 10 1/2 months and hasnt been sick for about 8wks had a few little possets but not proper sick she is crawling and cruising now so it could be that but she also got put on omerprozole to treat the reflux around the same time so it could be that alot of happy chuckers probably have mild reflux aslong as hes not in pain i wouldnt worry its all about the disgestive system needing time to mature that why by 12 months nearly all babies grow out of the problem lacto intolrence seems to go hand in hand with reflux because of the immaturity of the digestive system i guess take a look at little refluxers for support i found this site in valuable for advice off parents who are going through this problem good luck.x

Jeanne - posted on 08/30/2009

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My son spits up after every feeding but the doctor told me not to worry because its not as much as it looks like and he is gaining weight normally.



But it doesn't sound like the problem that you are having. I would mention it to the doctor.

Sandi - posted on 08/30/2009

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My son did it for a year. No matter how much cereal I gave him or the amount of milk I gave him. Once I put him on cows milk he was fine. He is six now and I still don't know why..

Cassie - posted on 08/28/2009

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Both of my kids were "happy spitters" too. They were both breastfed which is supposed to be gentler, thus less spitting up. WRONG! They spit up their cereal and baby food too. I tried everything. They even had upper gi's ran on them both to see if they had reflux. Neither of them did. My oldest was put on acid reflux medication too. Nothing helped. When they started getting more upright (walking) it just stopped on it's own. It's like gravity was holding it in. I know this doesn't help with what you're going through right now, but it will eventually stop. Neither of my kids are lactose intolerant. I would say just bare with it; it will eventually pass!

Heather - posted on 08/28/2009

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My son spit up constantly until he was about 8 months old...then, he just miraculously stopped...just be patient. As long as the doctor thinks everything is okay with him medically, I wouldn't worry too much. Just have to keep wiping his chin, changing his bib and know that one day it will stop.

Karen - posted on 08/28/2009

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thanks all for your input its all trial and error so starting tomorrow on new formula lactose free and see what comes.

Sarah - posted on 08/28/2009

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my daughter is lactose intolerant as well and I had the same problems, she is fine now but you should keep a wary eye on her egg intake,when he is a little older because we found that was a problem related to it as well. good luck

Karen - posted on 08/27/2009

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thanks ive been to the shop and got some lac free so fingers crossed it helps.

Karen - posted on 08/27/2009

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I almost went the lactose free when i put him on thickened i might give it a go. So will that mean i should be wary with things like yogurt too?

Jessica - posted on 08/27/2009

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I went through that with my oldest. We put her on lactose free formula and that took care of the problem

Lydia - posted on 08/27/2009

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I remember when I at my doctor about it...but if it is just a little . So my doctor said I might be giving him more milk that he needs. So she suggested to give him 1/2 an ounce less and see...and it actually work. So see if that helps you out.

Karen - posted on 08/27/2009

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He sleeps great at night usually 6.30 till 5.30 without waking. Day sleeps vary occasionally good but mostly short anywhere from half hr to 1 1/2 hrs. My now 4 yr old was the same i think she stopped at around 10 months so i guess only 4 more to go.

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Oh Boi! I went thought that. Does he sleep well? the reason I ask is my youngest did that and 3 years later we found 4 allergies. Wheat dairy and latex are the ones that we suspect caused the upset. Our little one spewed after bottled and when she had solids it went strait to the diaper. hope my experience helps...shaz Oh so the aswer for me is it ended when I changed her diet.

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