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Connie - posted on 09/18/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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my son couldnt handle similac advance shield because he jsut kept spitting up all the time, so my doctor put him on similac isomil. the first couple of wks he got put it on it everything was great....but now im starting to notice that he spits up way more than he did when he was on advance shield....i need help! what should i do??

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Amie - posted on 09/19/2009

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Also because i asked the midwife if he had reflux but bubs with reflux tend to b in alot of pain etc with reflux if he seems to just bring it back up without pain its not likely to b feflux.. but im just going off what i have been told

Amie - posted on 09/19/2009

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My bub is what they call a happy chucker.. he spits up the time no matter what he did it when he was breastfed and he does it with formula as well there is nothing u can u about it we put a thickener in it and that worked but made him constipated so we just put up with the spew as long as he is still putting on weight and isnt in any pain when he does it its all good.. ur bub might b the same =]

Amanda - posted on 09/19/2009

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Does your baby get any kind of tummy aches. Maybe similac sensitive will work better and if that doesn't work you might have to switch brands. My daughter was on isomil because she had really bad eczema so she was allergic too it.

Rose Ann - posted on 09/19/2009

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please switch to soy formula.... he may be lactose intolerant. all my boys were

Ashley - posted on 09/18/2009

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My son had a lot of gas and threw up...he tried several formulas...including soy, and we found that Enfamil Gentlease worked sooooo much better. Have you talked to your son's doctor about reflux?

Jessica - posted on 09/18/2009

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Quoting Connie:

ive had several ppl tell me he might have reflux...will his dr be able to determine that??



Your doctor should be able to determine that he has reflux but you will notice the symptoms yourself lthe most common ones are



Irritability/crying/screaming

Vomiting/regurgitating or posseting

Appearing to be in pain

Repeated hiccups

Hoarse voice

Feeding problems, e.g. refusal to feed or only taking a small amount despite being hungry, comfort feeding, feeding frequently, pulling away and arching their back, crying/screaming during or after feeds, gagging/spluttering

Sleeping issues, e.g. catnapping during the day, frequent night waking (though some refluxers do sleep well at night), easily disturbed from sleep, or restless

Respiratory issues, e.g. choking, wheezing/coughing, recurrent chest infections

Failure to thrive

Recurrent ear, throat or sinus infections

Congestion, ‘snuffling’ or appearing to have a cold

 



for my son if i layed him down even if he hasnt had a feed he makes gurgling noises and screws up his face like he has a bad taste in his mouth, the spitting up like his was stringy like milk mixed with suliva. He got the hicups after every feed. and like i said i couldnt feed him laying down in my arms i have to feed him sitting up or he would just spit most of the milk out, gag or vomit. he would snack on his feeds rather than take a whole bottle.



There is something you can try from the chemist of the shelf i dont think it would harm them to just try but i thought i would try thickening his milk first rather than put him on any medication. My doctor said that reflux normaly subsides once they get a few months older.



What Pepper said about the milk protein is true too my pediatrician did say to me that if i kept having problems after trying the soy and food thickner that he may be allergic to milk protien but he is doing really well now with his feeding and no spitting or vomiting. I guess it will be a process of elimination. give the soy a try it wont harm him even if he doesnt need it, i put my son staight on soy formula from breastfeeding as alot of family and friends found the regular formulas was always to rich for their belly's and gave their babies wind and they would scream in pain and vomit. If you do give the soy a try just make sure he is still putting on weight consistantly as soy formula babies will still put on weight but just not as much as a cows milk formula baby would each each week.



There is a website that help me to determine that my son had reflux its http://www.bellybelly.com.au/articles/ba... hope this helps =)

Pepper - posted on 09/18/2009

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If they have a milk protein sensitivity can develop the same sensitivity to soy protien and I would expect it would be a gradual build up to it. Both my sons have a milk sensitivity and they didn't show it for the first few weeks maybe even 4-6 wks. You can get a special hypo alegenic formula. It's called Similac Alimentum you may want to discuss this with your doctor also.

Tawni - posted on 09/18/2009

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I use enfamil on my baby and toddler and my son 15 years ago. I found similac did the same for me. I would try that brand. My sister in law uses it too. There are differnet varieties too for sensitive and so forth. I wish you luck.

Connie - posted on 09/18/2009

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ive had several ppl tell me he might have reflux...will his dr be able to determine that??

Jessica - posted on 09/18/2009

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my son is the same he is now 7 weeks old i put him on S26 SOY with a food thinkner this pretty much stopped his spitting up all together, I was going through so many bibs!!! lol. He may have a bit of reflux, which i think is my little ones problem so i also feed him nearly sitting up and dont lay him down straight after his feeds.

Desiree - posted on 09/18/2009

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try similac sensitive it has become very popular this year, alot of my friends had the same issue and that has worked for them, he might also have reflux which cause spit up alot.

Shannon - posted on 09/18/2009

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I had the same issue with my daughter. She was extremely colicky and spitting up on her Goodstart formula. The doctor gave me Enfamil for fussiness and told me that may help, it didn't. She seemed so miserable that I researched various websites and finally decided to try a soy formula. I changed her to Goodstart Soy and the problem seemed to resolve. She hardly ever spits up and even the colic improved. I actually tried going back to the milk based for a week a month ago and she started having issues again so I am sticking with the soy. I don't know if it will help but it may be worth a try.

Nicole - posted on 09/18/2009

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well, spitting up is normal but you can try similac sensitive.. and most of all try to stick to one brand b/c switching is harder on their system and might make them spit up more b/c of it.. hope i helpped :)

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