My daughter is 2 1/2 months and can't keep her formula down

Kendra - posted on 01/08/2013 ( 8 moms have responded )




My daughter is 2 1/2 months old and every time i feed her she burps good but spits it back up. She also bunches up like her stomach hurts so I go to feel and it's hard as a rock. I have taken her to the pediatrician and they don't say much but as long as she's gaining weight. What am i supposed to do? She's in pain I can see it in her face. By the way she screams after she eats. I know the peppermint trick in warm water works great but she's too young for that. Does anyone have adicve for what I can do to help my baby? thank you



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Nancy - posted on 01/30/2013




My grandson did almost exactly the same thing and he was diagnosed with gerd.He was put on medication that was dissolved in his formula.He eventually outgrew it but he was on meds for a little over a year.We also would put gas drops into his formula to help him burp to relieve some of the discomfort.He was gaining weight to,but had to go to 3 different doctors before anything got done about it.I wouldn't take no for an answer and wouldn't let my daughter give up either.Don't give up.

Marianne - posted on 01/25/2013




some infants have trouble with formula try different ones my mom said she tried several be for there was on i could digest properly.

Starr - posted on 01/24/2013




First thought is acid reflex, I've heard some say they put a little rice cereal in the bottle helps keep it down, they started it from day one but talk to your pediatrician first tho. You could also try some gas relief drops for infants, available at your local pharmacy, you just put some right in the bottle. If your not getting anywhere with your ped., try a new one for a second opinion. Sometimes we have to be more demanding.

Kaska - posted on 01/24/2013




Switching formula worked wonders for us. My son is a big spiller, even now on solids. However luckily to us he is a happy spiller. U can buy formulas in sachets so just buy a packet and try. It would be cheaper than getting the whole can. What formula are you using? We went for dedicated on for babies at risk of allergies and after he stabilised gradually we introduced regular formula. Just different company than original one. Try the one for reflux as it sounds a bit like one. And go with your instinct - I am a first time mom but I am still amazed how I was right in these crucial moments of first 3 months.

Danielle - posted on 01/19/2013




I havent read the other comments but are you bf or formula feeding. I know when my son was a baby I bf'ed him and topped him off with formula at nights. He was drinking emfamil (sp?) and he would seriously puke like you see on that poltergiest movie. It scared the crap out of me. Anyways I switched him over to similac and since I switched him he never puked since. Also if you just straight formula feed and the other formulas dont wont try something like the soy formula. Babies bellys are soo sensitive it might just be to much for her to handle

Kendra - posted on 01/10/2013




I took her to the doc and told him I wanted something done. b/c she has lost weight and spits up everything. So they sent us to the er and she had an ultra sound done found out it's acid reflux, so they put her on zantac to help. I just started her on it today she has to go back Mondy for a follow up and I hope this medican helps

Dove - posted on 01/08/2013




Talk to a different doctor. If you can see that she's in pain they should be willing to try and help you. My son was also gaining weight (VERY well), but he was a cranky little booger due to reflux. The ped prescribed him something and it helped SO much.

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