Why does my 4.5 months old baby keep puking after every feed? She is on formula milk.

Neha - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




My 4.5 months old baby has been on formula milk ever since she was 2 months old. she used to throw up a lot before as well.We consulted our doctor ad he said that as long as she keeps feeding its normal. He said that infants tend to throw up. My little one throws up milk also at times. Please suggest what should I do??


Erin - posted on 04/19/2010




Yeah a different formula might be in order. You could try adding a bit of the rice cereal to it I hear that does help for some babies but if it doesn't help after a few weeks I wouldn't keep trying it. My daughter's pediatrition told me the same thing "as long as she's gaining enough weight it doesn't matter" but after 2 or 3 months of fattening my daughter up with all that cereal (she was a real chunky thing by then and she was only 4 lbs 11 oz at birth) and it still wasn't any better I changed docs and the new doc firgured out she was lactose intollerant and I had to switch my diet while breastfeeding and give her soy formula after that and once we changed her diet the problem went away on it's own. If the doc isn't listening to your concerns it may be time for a new doc

Christi - posted on 04/19/2010




i would go to a gasterinterologist. my son was throwing up after every feeding and it turned out he had reflux and keeping him sitting up for 30 mins after feeding and putting him on medications really helped him out. it also turned out that he was lactose intolerant and to help with the reflux we put him on similac aliementum, it is lactose free and is specially formualted for children with bad refulx. hope this helps!


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Chas - posted on 04/19/2010




it could be the type of formula-i had to try couple kinds- i found the carnation good start was the best!!!!when my kids were old enough for milk;;they were lactoose in toolerence,,so they drink goats milk!!!!

Nuruneasa - posted on 04/19/2010





I think it sumthing you should check out,, yes they do throw up but it shouldnt be after every feed. MAybe the milk is not agreeing with her .. maybe you should try sumthing hypo allergenic. It is a comon problem in kids, but dont let it slide!!

Michelle - posted on 04/18/2010




I would look into a different formula, and I agree with Dawn you should not be giving cows milk at this age as their little tummies can digest the milk. The other thing is smaller feeds maybe your little one is taking in too much and is just getting rid of what it doesn't have room for.

Chas - posted on 04/16/2010




hi have you tried different kinds of formula-my two did the same thing at the time then i found- carnation good start-maybe your little one might be latose intollerence!!!my oldest is he's three-after he was ready for milk,,he put on goats milk,,might be something to look out for!!!!

Jessica - posted on 04/16/2010




When my son was on milk formula he spit up more than I thought he should and we figured out he was lactose intolerant like his dad was as a baby. We put him on lactose free formula and he wasn't spitting up as much.

Shannon - posted on 04/14/2010




Acid Reflux? intolerance?

My little one throws up milk also at times.

Do you mean cow milk? Children under 12 months should not have cows milk.
If you consulted your childs pediatrician and he says its normal then it probably is. If you still aren't satisfied you should bring it up to the pediatrician again.
Whatever you do DO NOT add cereal to your childs bottle unless it is recomended by the pediatrician. It can cause obesity, pulmonary problems, allergic reations, and intolerance.

Valarie - posted on 04/14/2010




my youngest daughter did that alot when she was a baby. come to find out she was lactose intollerent. i had to switch her formula to isomele. she stopped throwing up after that. try swithching formula to see if that will help.

Nancy - posted on 04/14/2010




Spit up is normal and I was concerned with our son as well because it seemed he spit a lot up every ounce, but the doctor said it was normal. We switched formulas a few times and they seemed to help. We got the gas relief because he was also having trouble with gas. At one point he was eating 8 ounces per feeding, but spitting most of it up so we started giving him less and he never seemed full so then we started putting the rice cereal in it and now he's not spitting up as much or as often and seems full when he's done. Of course using a spoon is whole other topic:) You could try different formula or reducing the amount she's eating and add rice cereal. As long as she has a steady, consistent weight gain, that's what you need to make sure of. Good Luck!

Emilie - posted on 04/14/2010




She might have acid reflux. Try making her formula thicker with Rice cereal. Or you can get the Enfamil AR, it is already thicker.

Dawn - posted on 04/14/2010




Are you giving her both formula and milk? She should only be getting formula. Milk is started when they turn 1 year old. Ask your pediatrician about switching formula's for her symptoms. But make sure you ween her off of the other one don't just start a new one cold turkey. That will upset her stomach more. Our pediatrician recommended we switch formulas for our daughter who had the same symptoms. Try the kind that is for frequent spit-ups, etc. It will make a difference!!

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