This spitting up after eating crap, at what age does this finally stop already?

Megan - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Gillian is now 7mos old and all the damn books and stupid experts say that the spitting up subsides by now. Yes, she does it a little less often and not quite as much comes up. But it seems like I am constantly having to use stain remover on clothes, blankies and then like this morning she has rolled off her blanket like half a dozen times and spit up on carpet. So off to the store to buy some Resolve as I've actually been using laundry stain removers on the carpet. I know she can't help it but because I'm still slightly OCD it sometimes gets me frustrated as I'd rather spend time doing fun things with her and not CONSTANTLY dealing with spit ups! But SPIT HAPPENS! Oh well, just wish it would happen to us a little less frequently so I could enjoy my daugther more and clean up less:)

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Jamie - posted on 02/19/2010

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Because my son was so premature, he was on Similac Neosure, WIC paid for it, but we did have to have a prescription from his pedi. Mom son is 15 months and still spits up occasionally, but for awhile it was almost every bottle, usually after being active.Rather than the reslolve, I would try baking soda and vinegar. I use this constantly and it works great, and leaves no chemically stuff near my son! And its cheap. Our dog had a very sick poopy in my son's room and I sprayed the vinegar, sprinkled alot of the baking soda, then I bit more vinegar and then scrubbed it up. No stain!!

Ashleigh - posted on 02/18/2010

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my son was the spit up king. He didn't stop spitting up until well after he turned one (which is lovely since they eat food now too lol). Apparently for some kids it's normal, I was like that too when I was little.

Megan - posted on 02/17/2010

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Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. I go through a lot of bibs too...lol! We are on WIC program now and the only eligible formula is the Similac and she actually has done better on Enfamil and even the generic Target brand in the past. So the dietician at WIC office suggested I cut the Similac with the Target formula or even Target version of the Enfamil A.R. Lipil for spit up issues to see if that helps. Have been told if this continues or doesn't subside all that much they can have my pediatrician write a script for different formula. But think she may just be a "happy spitter" like Jane's little one.

Jane - posted on 02/16/2010

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Hang in there...there's hope! My little guy is a little over 10 months & I felt the same way as you did @ 7 months. Over the past couple weeks he has almost stopped completely. It doesn't happen overnight & it sounds like your little one is on her way to stopping. I talked to my ped. & he said because my little guy was a "happy spitter" that he wasn't allergic to his formula there would be no point to put him on a different kind of formula & it's more expensive besides. He also said because my son wasn't in any kind of pain medication wouldn't do anything because that's all the medication is for is to stop any kind of acid pain. It'll stop soon especially when you start w/ regular, heavier foods.

Susan - posted on 02/16/2010

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My daughter had acid reflux and spitting up was an issue for us until she was about 8 months old. After she really started eating more solid heavier food it subsided. We always kept bibs on her as a precautionary messure so there aren't many pics that we have of her before then without a bib on. Good luck!

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