suggestions for baby spitup?

Meagan - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My baby girl (4 months) spits up so much after each bottle. Our pediatrician suggested we switch to soy (Similac Soy). We were using Similac Early Shield Advance formula. We switched 2 weeks ago and her spit up is worse. She doesn't spit up right after her bottle - it's starts about half an hour after and it's non-stop all day. A friend of mine suggested we switch her bottles. She uses the Avent bottles. Any thoughts? I'm not sure what to do. I do laundry every day because she goes through so many burp clothes and bibs.

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Meagan - posted on 12/22/2009

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Thanks everyone! I will try a different bottle and talk to her dr at her next checkup in a few weeks about the reflux.

Nancy - posted on 12/22/2009

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Both of my kids had this problem. Try the Target brand formula. All the numbers on the can are the same as Enfamil and with a much lower price. This worked for my son, but with my daughter I just had to put her on whole milk extra early.

Amy - posted on 12/22/2009

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try similac icomil my son was the same way. you feel like need coveralls so you don't get it all over you. they do grow out of it at about 6 to 12 mos old It does get better trust me

Myra - posted on 12/21/2009

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My daughter projectiled when she was on Similac milk-base formula. She did good on Nestle Good Start, but still was doing it too much. I switched her to soy (K-Mart brand of all things!) and she did great. She immediately stopped spitting up so much, and by the time she was 6 months old, she all but stopped...she has only spit up 3 or 4 times since turning 6 months old. Soy formula also made her bowel movements more solid and predictable...2-3 times a day.

I didn't wait for a doctor recommendation to change her to soy. I have a mild lactose intolerance and can't drink milk, and go through times when I can't eat dairy at all. It isn't a typical lactose intolerance...being very hard to predict, and my gut said she might have it, too. She appear to be the same way as me, so soy worked wonders. But, you don't have to have a baby that spits up so much...just keep looking for what works for her. There are tons of choices in formula, name brands, store brands, milk-based, soy-based, and even more!

As to the type of bottle you're using, as long as you are keeping baby from taking in the air, it probably won't make too big of a difference, but you never know. With mine, I used Evenflo bottles (the ones slightly textured on the outside), and did actually notice when I used other ones, the spitting up was worse when she was still spitting up.

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Quoting Christie :

I had the same problem with my girls and actually had to stop breastfeeding my first because of that. It was reflux..the zantac didn't make a difference for my first but it's worth trying with yours. What helped for all my girls was the Dr. Brown bottles. I think Target even carries them now. The avent were a nightmare with Danielle. I could hear the 2 tons of air she was sucking down with each bottle then she would spit up huge amounts all day long. Once I changed bottles it made a huge difference and I started my others girls on the same with great results.



i had that with my second and thir child my second child we tried everything the dr sai to do but nothing helped they wanted to do surgery but i switched her slowly to whole milk and never had a problem after that my son was the same way and i didnt even bother with the dr i just switched him to milk.  it coated their stomach and neither one of them have a problem now

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Quoting Temeka:

I know exactly what that is!!! I can't believe your pediatrician ...well, actually, he'll probably say it on your next visit. When he sees the Soy didn't work.

I was in the same boat in 2001 with my first child and no one knew what it was and I breastfed! I tried everything in my diet. Well, now I've had 2 more since 2007 and in 2008. Since then I've had a new pediatrician and maybe science caught up, I don't know. But I now know what I didn't know with my first. Both my subsequent kids did the same thing...

Believe it or not, it's acid reflux. Commonly babies get it and it goes away at about 6 months of age. Give or take. My kids got baby Zantac. It's a liquid you give them with a dropper and it's a HEAVEN SEND!!!!! Wow...it's truly, truly amazing!

When my pediatrician suggested it I realized it must be genetic because my whole family has horrible indigestion. This may or may not be the case with you. But the SUREST sign is constant, and I mean CONSTANT spitting up. Sometimes I would wonder how my child ever got any nutrients!!!

I tried everything...making them sleep sitting up, not filling them up too much, switching to soy with the bottle fed ones, changing my diet while breastfeeding...etc etc!! Then...comes baby Zantac!!! AMEN!!!

Ask your baby doc!! Or look it up online...

reflux in babies...you'll see what I mean!!


 

Christie - posted on 12/21/2009

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I had the same problem with my girls and actually had to stop breastfeeding my first because of that. It was reflux..the zantac didn't make a difference for my first but it's worth trying with yours. What helped for all my girls was the Dr. Brown bottles. I think Target even carries them now. The avent were a nightmare with Danielle. I could hear the 2 tons of air she was sucking down with each bottle then she would spit up huge amounts all day long. Once I changed bottles it made a huge difference and I started my others girls on the same with great results.

Temeka - posted on 12/21/2009

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I know exactly what that is!!! I can't believe your pediatrician ...well, actually, he'll probably say it on your next visit. When he sees the Soy didn't work.



I was in the same boat in 2001 with my first child and no one knew what it was and I breastfed! I tried everything in my diet. Well, now I've had 2 more since 2007 and in 2008. Since then I've had a new pediatrician and maybe science caught up, I don't know. But I now know what I didn't know with my first. Both my subsequent kids did the same thing...



Believe it or not, it's acid reflux. Commonly babies get it and it goes away at about 6 months of age. Give or take. My kids got baby Zantac. It's a liquid you give them with a dropper and it's a HEAVEN SEND!!!!! Wow...it's truly, truly amazing!



When my pediatrician suggested it I realized it must be genetic because my whole family has horrible indigestion. This may or may not be the case with you. But the SUREST sign is constant, and I mean CONSTANT spitting up. Sometimes I would wonder how my child ever got any nutrients!!!



I tried everything...making them sleep sitting up, not filling them up too much, switching to soy with the bottle fed ones, changing my diet while breastfeeding...etc etc!! Then...comes baby Zantac!!! AMEN!!!



Ask your baby doc!! Or look it up online...



reflux in babies...you'll see what I mean!!

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