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Suddenly my 5 week old baby boy wakes up and screams for milk at every hour. Used to be every 2 hours. Been feeding him formula.

Suddenly my 5 week old baby boy wakes up and screams for milk at every hour. Used to be every 2 hours. Been feeding him formula.

He may be : Going through a growth spurt. According to kellymom.Com "common times for growth spurts are during the first few days at home and around 7-10 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 9 months (more or less). " I am an oncologist, but have a 6 week old too :). Keep it up! ...Read more

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1mth. Old supposed to feed 3/4 ounces a feeding due to spit up a lot when was getting 5 ounces. Screams after 1hr. Of being fed now. What should I do?

1mth. Old supposed to feed 3/4 ounces a feeding due to spit up a lot when was getting 5 ounces. Screams after 1hr. Of being fed now. What should I do?

See a pediatrician: Get your baby examined asap. A one month old infant with inconsolable crying, changes in feeding patterns or other such symptoms should be seen and examined by a professional. Go now and hope baby is better soon. ...Read more

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5 month old baby always throwing up his milk. I'm afraid, will the baby be alright?

5 month old baby always throwing up his milk. I'm afraid, will the baby be alright?

"reflux": Inadequately functioning sphincter at lower gullet allows spitting ups in infants. Attention should be paid on infant's weight gain and respiratory complication, e.g., wheezing. ...Read more

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My 9 week old baby is formula fed on s26 original and has 120mls but constently throws up after every bottle and inbetween feeds till the point I'm changing outfits 4-6 times a day and also seems to won't to feed an hour earlier then he's due?

My 9 week old baby is formula fed on s26 original and has 120mls but constently throws up after every bottle and inbetween feeds till the point I'm changing outfits 4-6 times a day and also seems to won't to feed an hour earlier then he's due?

? Over fed: And possibly reflux, common at this age, reduce the amount initially to 60 ml, add rice cereal to thicken the feeds, use other reflux precautions, feed him at a 30 degrees, raise the head of the bed, etc, still feed him ad lib, (whenever he wants to be fed) if that doesn't work in a day or two, see his Pediatrician for evaluation, earlier if any other problem, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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My 5 wk old vomits (not projectile)and spits up at least 3 or so times every feed. He's kept upright, burp him often. Will switching formula help?

My 5 wk old vomits (not projectile)and spits up at least 3 or so times every feed. He's kept upright, burp him often. Will switching formula help?

Usually physiologic: Not uncommon for spitting up to occur in infants. If vomiting occurs several hours after eating then usually problem with slow gastric emptying. If infant gaining weight and not having airway or lung problems usually physiologic. If infant stops eating or loses weight than an issue. With maturity usually reflux or vomiting lessens. If worried see pediatrician, ...Read more

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My month old baby keeps throwing up after every feeding. What could be wrong? Breastfeed during the day, 2 bottles of 2oz newborn formula at night.

My month old baby keeps throwing up after every feeding. What could be wrong? Breastfeed during the day, 2 bottles of 2oz newborn formula at night.

Esophageal Reflux: Or gastro-esophageal reflux disease. Occurs when lower esophageal sphincter is loose, doesn't close, stomach content comes up as vomiting. Make sure, when feeding, head 45 degree upright, a good seal while nursing, no gap, so that baby doesn't swallow air. Burp up halfway and after feeding, keep baby upright for 1/2 hour. If not better, anytime projectile vomit, poor wt. Gain, see doc asap. ...Read more

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1yr old has thrown up 1 time before bed for past 2 nights.I do put her down w/ a bottle and she has started milk &stage 3 formula. Too full? Or sick?

1yr old has thrown up 1 time before bed for past 2 nights.I do put her down w/ a bottle and she has started milk &stage 3 formula. Too full? Or sick?

Vomiting: I am unsure of the cause of the vomiting but babies should not be put to bed with a bottle. This often leads to bottle caries which causes bad decay to her teeth. She may have gastroesophagel reflux which may be worse when lying down. Give the bottle before bed and clean off her teeth. Follow up with her doctor. All the best. Look at healthykids.org. ...Read more

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My 6 month old breast fed baby only drinks 5 ounces per bottle. She bottle feeds twice while I work for 8 hours. She is 18 pounds. She was born 8.5 oz?

My 6 month old breast fed baby only drinks 5 ounces per bottle. She bottle feeds twice while I work for 8 hours. She is 18 pounds. She was born 8.5 oz?

By weight is fine: She is likely getting much more when nursing directly from the breast. While you might expect her take more from the bottle at this size, she may prefer the breast and baby foods (presuming she's being fed some). As long as she's wetting aces diapers in that 8 hrs, is happy after feeds , don't worry. Offer a cup with water, too- it's time to start learning. ...Read more

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My 10 week old daughter is exclusively formula fed. She still spits up a lot, and for a while after each feeding. How can I help her out?

My 10 week old daughter is exclusively formula fed. She still spits up a lot, and for a while after each feeding. How can I help her out?

Burp, upright: New babies, like 10 week old, spit alot. The valves that close their stomachs are not well developed, and they are also on liquid diets and eat frequently. Feed slowly, burp frequently and keep upright after feeds. There are special anti-reflux formulas that "thicken" the feeding, or alternatively, some docs like the parents to use cereal to thicken the feed. Talk to your ped! congrats on baby! ...Read more

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Baby spits up even 1 hour after feeding (since birth,now 2 mo).sometimes refuses bottle and cries.few seconds before spit she cries. what can this be?

Dr. Jay Park Dr. Park
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Baby spits up even 1 hour after feeding (since birth,now 2 mo).sometimes refuses bottle and cries.few seconds before spit she cries. what can this be?

GERD: Frequent spitting-up in young infants are most often caused by gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Spitting-ups can be reduced by feeding a thickened formula, adding 1 tablespoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula on every feeding. Consult with your son's pediatrician for further details and other standard treatment for GERD including antacid. ...Read more

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5 month old baby keeps throwing up a lot throughout the day. More so after feeding him formula. No matter what I do always throws up?

5 month old baby keeps throwing up a lot throughout the day. More so after feeding him formula. No matter what I do always throws up?

Rwflux: This may be reflux. More info needed. Is your baby gaining weight? Is there any difficulty with breathing? Are there any other symptoms? Have you tried changing formulas? Medications? Probiotics? Have you discussed this with your pediatrician? ...Read more

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Why does my 5 month old wake up every hour at night while she used to sleep close to 4 hrs then wake up to feed.. She is breast fed..

Why does my 5 month old wake up every hour at night while she used to sleep close to 4 hrs then wake up to feed.. She is breast fed..

Lots of reason: If baby is used to falling asleep with the breast or any feeding for that matter, then he/she is looking for it when awaken. Usually babies will have a few awake/drowsy states if they hear or see anything, they become more alert. IF you feed to sleep or rock to sleep then baby is looking for that. Try to change your routine to feeding, changing then bedtime. Put baby down to sleep while drowsy ...Read more

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Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Why is my two monrh old baby falling asleep during bottle feeding before finish the bottle and than waking up after 10 or 15 minutes to continue?

Maybe abnormal : This may be normal or it could be a sign your baby is working too hard to eat. See your pediatrician to review your baby's growth and overall health. If there is something else making your baby fatigued while eating, your doctor can detect what the trouble is. ...Read more

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My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

My 7 week baby fights when she is feeding by bottle. I am using my pumped milk or optimal. Tried to change bottles and nipples did't work?

Breast/bottle : This is not unusual. You may find that she will take the bottle more readily from someone else than from you. Let daddy or grandmother try! when she smells your milk, and you are giving her a bottle, she gets confused. Don't worry. Most babies will take a bottle when they are hungry enough and the breast is not available. ...Read more

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My 1 month old spits up a lot. She either does not spit up at all or she spits up 5-10 times which seems like her entire stomach full. Breast fed. ?

My 1 month old spits up a lot. She either does not spit up at all or she spits up 5-10 times which seems like her entire stomach full. Breast fed. ?

Burp, upright: New babies spit alot. The valves that close their stomachs are not well developed, and they are also on liquid diets and eat frequently. Feed slowly, burp frequently and keep upright after feeds. Sometimes altering your diet can be helpful, such as decreasing your dairy products intake. If baby gaining weight and growing well, not to worry. Talk to your ped! congrats on baby! ...Read more

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My baby doesn't sleep! i feed her cereal and a bottle before bed at 9 and she still wakes up at 3am and will keep waking up until sunrise. Shes 6 month?

Dr. Arti Jain Dr. Jain
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My baby doesn't sleep! i feed her cereal and a bottle before bed at 9 and she still wakes up at 3am and will keep waking up until sunrise. Shes 6 month?

Sleep training: She needs sleep training. Do not play with her when she wakes up. Keep the lights dim/off & talk softly @ night letting her know it is not time to play. Also make sure that she is on a sleep schedule w 1-2 naps in the daytime. The last nap should not be near bedtime. Enlist the help of dad to do this, talk to pcp for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Can my 5 mo old baby eat food and drink water? Sometimes i'm worried about her feeding, she is on formula 4/5 oz every 3 hours

Can my 5 mo old baby eat food and drink water? Sometimes i'm worried about her feeding, she is on formula 4/5 oz every 3 hours

Sounds normal: Studies show that breast milk or formula alone supplies balanced nutrition for the first year +. Most early solid feeding pressure comes from the days babies were fed home made blends of boiled cow milk/karo & vitamins.At the time early supplements made sense, now they are overdone.Starting should focus on training baby to sit up & eat in preparation for his/her position at the table. ...Read more

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Is it safe that i pump a 6oz bottle of breastmilk and feed it to my newborn at night? He wakes up like 3 times & drinks 2 oz. I leave it in the bedroom

Is it safe that i pump a 6oz bottle of breastmilk and feed it to my newborn at night?  He wakes up like 3 times & drinks 2 oz. I leave it in the bedroom

Safe- yes: Room temp stored breast milk- for overnight use is ok. But usually recommended to keep it refrigerated for use over 2-3 days. Frozen bm is suggested if used over a week. ...Read more

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My 3mth daughter has suddenly stopped drinking feeder.she used to drink just once a day.she cries when i put feeder.i started bottle feeding at 2 mnth?

My 3mth daughter has suddenly stopped drinking feeder.she used to drink just once a day.she cries when i put feeder.i started bottle feeding at 2 mnth?

Check mouth: She may have acquired an oral virus, strep or other pharyngitis, perhaps something sharp she put in her mouth? In a 3mo old, it is difficult for them to tell you their mouth or throat is hurting. Best to have her checked up at your pediatrician, unless you see something obvious when you look into her mouth. It's too early for teething ...Read more