My baby spit up a lot as a newborn and we thought he probably had rflux problems. He outgrew it by about 5 months though. Now he is 8 months and eating a variety of solids. Every once in awhile he will gag and then spit up a lot of his food. Do you think it is the reflux again? Has anyone else experienced this with their baby on solids?

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Nichole - posted on 03/28/2009

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If he is growing and gaining wieght it is probably nothing to worry about, but I would double check with your DR just to make sure and be on the safe side.  Try getting him to eat in smaller amounts-though at that age, mine always wanted to shove it in quickly!

Amanda - posted on 03/28/2009

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My daughter is almost 8 mo. old and she is what my dr. calls a "Happy Spitter". She has days that she doesn't spit up and days where it seems like she doesn't keep anything down. My dr. wasn't concerned because she is growing like a weed and it doesn't bother her a bit. I just wish she would grow out of it soon so I don't have to changer her cloths and bibs several times a day!!

Ashleigh - posted on 03/28/2009

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Story of my life! My son always spit up when he was a newborn, and did until he was at least 7 months old.  He's now just turning 1, and even now he still spits up a tiny bit ( like maybe once a week now).   My doctor said it was nothing to worry about, especially since he's happy and thriving!

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Tayna - posted on 03/31/2009

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Like the other moms have posted, if he's growing and thriving he should be okay.  I had this problem with my first and it turned out that it was just a matter of him mastering a new skill.  They've been living on liquids until this point and now they are learning how to eat something thicker.  Once they get the hang of it the gagging and spitting up should go away.  Bite size played a huge roll also, my husband loved to see how wide he could get our little guy to open his mouth and would feed him huge bites of food thinking it was funny. . .until he would choke.  (men) It's frustrating and a little unnerving, but I think it's normal.

Jennifer - posted on 03/30/2009

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You may want to cut his food into smaller peices or if it is something that he regularly gags and throws up, then i would say smash it up.  He may just have a really sensitive gag reflex. 

Jennifer - posted on 03/30/2009

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You may want to cut his food into smaller peices or if it is something that he regularly gags and throws up, then i would say smash it up.  He may just have a really sensitive gag reflex. 

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