My three month old daughter throws up all the time....

Sue - posted on 06/23/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




My 3 month old daughter throws up a lot. She is breastfed, with no supplements, and these past two weeks she has had some serious power pukes that are starting to freak me out. She isn't upset/crying and doesn't seem to be in any type of pain....she just projectile pukes soon a few minutes after starting to feed. Her poops have also changed from mustard yellow to bright green with lots of mucous. I know that green poop usually means she is getting too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk so have been trying to nurse for longer periods of time from one breast to really empty it. I'm also taking acidopholous to see if that will help and cutting back on my dairy intake as well. She is gaining weight and happy but she sure can puke! Some other moms have told me their babies did this and it stopped at about 4-5 other two kids never did this....anyone else gone through this??


Renae - posted on 06/24/2010




It sounds like reflux. There are different types of reflux. Some babies projectile vomit but are not in pain; some vomit and are in pain and some do not vomit but just have the pain (you hear it rising up and getting swallowed back down).

In general, if the baby is still gaining weight, they dont do anything about it. Sometimes medications are prescribed if there is pain, but even then it depends on the doctor if they are still gaining weight. Most reflux goes away on its own between 6 and 12 months.

The mucus may or may not mean something. Most doctors wont test unless there are other symptoms or problems gaining weight. Some docs say the green poo is due to too much foremilk, but there are also many docs who dispute this. And even if they are right, baby poo goes through phases of being different colours and sometimes it doesn't mean anything. Any shade of brown, green, yellow or orange is considered normal. Frothy poo is often a sign of lactose intollerance - I'm pretty sure they all agree on that one.

In a nutshell, if she is happy, it isn't affecting her sleep and she does not seem to be in pain, then you just have to wait it out. It's a nuisance I know, just always have spew rags and several changes of clothes ready (for YOU and baby - it took me a while to learn to carry changes of clothes for myself! lol).

Iridescent - posted on 06/23/2010




It sounds like the only things you haven't done are 1 - check into reflux (Upper GI done at the doctor's office) and 2 - completely eliminate dairy, because if it's a dairy allergy cutting back on it will not fix the problem, it must be eliminated.


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Diane - posted on 10/10/2012




I am really concerned. My daughter appears to be fine with sign of fever and seems to be as happy as usual but she is not sleeping well and cries more than before. She is having only one bowel movement late at night or early am. I am glad to know others have experienced similar situations! I thought I was on an island! My baby seems to be teething too! I have been giving her more H2O and I will try Enfamil AR and also start giving her some Pedilyte. Thank you. If this continues I will consult with her doctor.

User - posted on 03/21/2012




I would say, is more than normal at this stage of life. If she has no other problems, can be reflux , try to put her on the sitting postion or hold her for a little bit after eating.

Dayna - posted on 03/18/2012




I would say go and get Baby checked for reflux, try changing her to formula Karicare AR is fantasic and does help with the vomiting as it is thicker we had to use AR for our twins. Or any Reflux formula

Sue - posted on 07/04/2010




Thanks everyone for your input:) I have now had one full week of a dairy free diet ( a tough one for me as I'm a bit of a dairy addict!!) and I've also been feeding longer at one breast before switching to the next one to really make sure she is getting all that hindmilk. As of yesterday her poops have turned more toward a pale green with no mucous and no streaks of blood...yay! Did a lot of research on this one and my local La Leche leader really helped with the foremilk/hindmilk issue. It was tough for the first few days just feeding off one breast for longer....engorgement..ouch....but didn't take very long for my breasts to adjust to what was happening. All is well now and I have to admit I love almond milk! Missing my cheese though....hard to duplicate good ol' cheddar...thanks everyone!!

Andrea - posted on 06/25/2010




She might have a milk allergery or acid reflux or both. My daughter had both and did the same thing as your. My suggestion dont do anything till you talk to the dr and do talk to your her dr.

Beth - posted on 06/24/2010




Your child may have developed lactose intolerance.My daughter did this at about the same age, and I had to switch from drinking whole regular milk to soy (ick). No cheese, no dairy, as it comes through the breast milk. I took supplements to keep up my calcium intake, and stayed on my vitamins, and miraculously the throwing up stopped and her bowel movements went to normal. If you do this, and it doesn't totally clear up the problems, you may want to see what else in your diet she may be allergicf to, could be anything from a spice you use regularly, to vegetables with heavy flavors or even some meats. Remove the dairy, and then experiment with removing foods from your diet until you hit on what is causing the problem. Be sure to put water in a bottle or Pedialyte to keep her from dehydrating.

Good luck and God Bless

Stacey - posted on 06/23/2010




My son was allergic to dairy and projectile vomited alot! I found feeding him a little bit of baby cereal helped. It should be mixed with pumped milk and it should be liquidy, but slightly thick. If that makes sense?

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My 1st born was like that, except I pumped and fed through a bottle...but it was projectile vomiting after each feed for what seemed like FOREVER! He's almost 4 now so I really can't remember for how long but 6 mos or so sounds about right for stopping???? I have absolutely NO IDEA what it was, why he did it, or how to make it better... My ped. just told me not to worry about it because he was still thriving. He also told me to spill an ounce of fluid on a hard surface because what looks like ALOT may not actually be all that much...that helped ease my mind a little. My almost 4 yr old is still a bit on the small side, but he got through it and your likely will too :) Oh, his brother, 9mos now, never had this problem either? Fed the same way and everything?

Jade - posted on 06/23/2010




it could be reflux but its pretty normal until 6months...also you need to drink lots of cows milk to help make creamy breast milk so maybe pick up on it or get her tested to see if shes allergic to dairy...good luck

Nikki - posted on 06/23/2010




spitting up is very common even a large amount

but projectile vommitting is another thing altogether, also mucuous in her poop also means something I cant remember exactly what but I always remember his ped asking me that at every checkup in the beginning. I think you should talk to her doctor , perhaps its a milk allergy, or reflux

edit here is a link about mucuous

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