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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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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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Why does my baby keep throwing up after feedings? She's on formula.

Why does my baby keep throwing up after feedings? She's on formula.

See below: Is this throwing up (large amounts) or just wet burbs (reflux)? All babies have reflux. I would see your doc for this so to give more information than can be given here. ...Read more

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Can a 8 month old choke on vomit while sleeping?

Can a 8 month old choke on vomit while sleeping?

Yes: This can occur especially in the situation of gasgroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her milk?

My baby spits up after every bottle should I change her  milk?

Not necesarily: Look into how much you r feeding him first. Try to make feeds of lesser amount and more frequent. Also use "reflux precautions" in which u keep babies head elevated above stomach for half an hour after each feeding, and lay him with head of crib elevated. If this doesn't work talk with your doctor to see if thickening or changing formula is the next best thing. ...Read more

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3 month old spits up after every bottle! gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?

3 month old spits up after every bottle! gaining weight and doesn't cry after spit up! Generally, a happy baby! Reflex? Switch formula? Allergy?

Thicken Feeds: You can try thickening the feeding with one teasoon of rice cereal per ounce of formula, feed the baby just a smaller feeding and more often, elevate the head of the bed, and keep him upright between feedings as much as possible. If he is gaining weight, happy and not having painful feedings, I'd try these simple measures. Be sure and make your four month appt with his pediatrician! ...Read more

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My 2 month old sleeps for 7 hours at night. She never wake up for feeding. Should I forcefully wake her up and feed?

My 2 month old sleeps for 7 hours at night. She never wake up for feeding. Should I forcefully wake her up and feed?

Let babies sleep...: If she is happy and growing, leave her alone. After 3 months of age, parents can give a feeding at 10 p.m. or thereabouts, and expect the baby to sleep 6 hours. If a normal baby sleeps 6-8 hours and is fine the next day, she'll eat enough during the day to make up for sleeping all night (and parents will sleep well at night, too). A normal 2-month baby sleeping well at night means lucky parents. ...Read more

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My baby keeps waking up crying at night. He is 8 months old. What should I do?

My baby keeps waking up crying at night. He is 8 months old. What should I do?

Sleeping problems: Try to establish bedtime rituals to help him fall asleep properly. Try to do the same things every night. If your child falls asleep and then wakes up at night, wait 3-5 minutes, then go to his room and calm him down without picking him up or feeding him. If calms down, leave him. If wakes up again, wait 10 minutes and go to his room and do the same thing. Next time he cries, wait 20 minutes ...Read more

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My baby is 8 mos old and she poops every feeding. 5-6 feedings a day, 6oz. Very soft. is it normal?

My baby is 8 mos old and she poops every feeding. 5-6 feedings a day, 6oz. Very soft. is it normal?

Bowel movements : Babies have a strong gastrocolic reflex that makes have a bowel movement with each feeding , as long as it is not watery & the baby is growing normal & playful, that is perfectly normal. Enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Why does my 4-month-old baby spit up after every feeding?

Why does my 4-month-old baby spit up after every feeding?

GER: Gastroesophageal reflux is common in infants until their esophageal sphincter develops, and are prone to increased symptoms after feeds, while laying flat, with pressure on the abdomen and with rapid position changes. Common symptoms include spitting up, nasal congestion, fussiness, gagging/coughing and more. GER usually diminishes around 6 months. ...Read more

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My 1month old gets very fussy about 2 hrs after formula bottle.Acid reflux?Gas?Occasionally spits up.

My 1month old gets very fussy about 2 hrs after formula bottle.Acid reflux?Gas?Occasionally spits up.

Need more informatio: How are the stools? Are they loose, watery, any blood in them. How many stools a day? It is possible that this is gastroesophageal reflux disease but it is also possible that this is milk protein allergy. ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old has been crying during his feedings. Almost every feeding time he cries.

See a pediatrician: And do this soon. Babies have no way of voicing complaints of discomfort other than crying or irritability. If you can clearly relate the crying to feeding, something is definitely wrong and needs evaluation and correction. Hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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Why does my 3 week old son frequently vomits milk formula after feeding?

Why does my 3 week old son frequently vomits milk formula after feeding?

Spit up versus vomit: Quite normal for many babies to spit up small amounts of milk/formula after feeding. Should be white & not green which could be sign of intestinal obstruction. Helped by vigorous burping. Larger volumes can be associated with gastric reflux, helped by keeping baby tilted head up. Projectile vomiting is another matter & could indicate presence of pyloric stenosis. Can be diagnosed sonographically. ...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?

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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My 8 month old son will feed himself toast, peas, and baby cookies but when I try feeding him 8 month food with solids he refuses it. Why?

My 8 month old son will feed himself toast, peas, and baby cookies but when I try feeding him 8 month food with solids he refuses it. Why?

Likes and dislikes: Babies have likes and dislikes regarding taste, smell and textures.What he likes, he will more aggressively go after. If he is not thrilled, he will appear"lazy". Do not worry, he will learn. ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old daughter constantly spits up after each feeding.. Bottle.. I swiched her formula 3 times already could she have acid reflux?

My almost 3 month old daughter constantly spits up after each feeding.. Bottle.. I swiched her formula 3 times already could she have acid reflux?

All babies reflux : As long as she is growing well, and does not experience pain or choking then the spitting up can be ignored, and she will outgrow it. If she does have associated pain or choking then you should discuss thia with your pediatrician, and her weight gain and growth chart should be established at her well baby checkups. ...Read more

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Should my baby poop after every feeding?

Should my baby poop after every feeding?

No: Stooling patterns for infants are very different from adults. Some newborns poop after every feed (yes that can mean 8 times a day!). Some breastfed babies, however, absorb all the nutrients in the milk and can go up to a week without a poopey diaper. As long as your baby is gaining weight well, his stool is soft, there's no blood in the diaper and the stool isn't a white color its probably ok. ...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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