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How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies

How do you know if your baby is lactose intolarant I have changed formulas and she spits up more than most babies

Doubt it: Most spitters have exaggerated reflux.This usually worsens until about 4 months before starting to improve.Formula changes seldom help.True lactose intolerance affects few newborns but can occur transiently after a bad diarrhea.Acidic watery stools are a common finding. ...Read more

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If baby spits up when do I feed her again?

If baby spits up when do I feed her again?

Spits up: How much, all of it, part of it, what ? Clean up your baby. I apologies for her bad behaviour. But were you taking time burping her, or were you in a hurry for poker game. I will feed her when she demands, this time. Now, don't make a habit of it, expecting an apology for all screw up, which you will. Don't yell or scream at baby, if you do ? I shall turn you to " cockroach". ...Read more

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My 2 month old baby sometimes cries after feedings when he is well fed as if he wants more but when I give move he spits up??

My 2 month old baby sometimes cries after feedings when he is well fed as if he wants more but when I give move he spits up??

Reading signals: It is easy to assume a baby is hungry if they are willing to take more.However, babies suck often to self sooth and this can be when they are full. Babies are even born with sucking blisters on their hands showing they did so while getting fed through the placenta. Many babies are just tired and suck to self settle. Their crying is often fatigue and not understanding if they sleep it goes away. ...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 2 month old breast milk fed baby spits up a lot. How much is too much and when should I be concerned about it?

My 2 month old breast milk fed baby spits up a lot. How much is too much and when should I be concerned about it?

Is baby growing ?: If baby is happy more or less and ready to refeed after sptting it is likely simple reflux. As long as baby wets diapers every 6 hours and is growing, i don't get very concerned. The spitting can increase and peak around 4 mo as baby becomes more active. If baby doesn't wet but every 8hrs or more, you need to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My 3 month old expressed breast milk fed baby sometimes spits up clear liquid. Is this normal or should I take him to a dr?

My 3 month old expressed breast milk fed baby sometimes spits up clear liquid. Is this normal or should I take him to a dr?

Stomach juices: Sounds like normal baby spit-up. If he is growing and gaining weight well, a happy and content baby and not having any respiratory problems such as cough or wheezing that could be caused by reflux, i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my baby always spits up?

Should I be concerned that my baby always spits up?

No: Many babies spit up normally in the first 4 months, even with every feeding. If you feel your baby is not growing well, is uncomfortable when spitting up, or appears sick, they need to be examined. ...Read more

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How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat if he spits up frequently?

How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat if he spits up frequently?

Spitty babies: The bottom line here is in the numbers. The newborn and young infant should gain about an ounce a day (some more, some less based on birth factors). If your baby is meeting those weight gain goals, you can rest assured that enough is staying down despite the spit up. If your baby is not, or if s/he is experiencing pain associated with feeding or spit up, be sure to talk with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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4mo baby periodically spits up clear spit up everyday. Normal?

4mo baby periodically spits up clear spit up everyday. Normal?

Spit up can be norma: Most 4 month olds have some degree of spitting up (we call it reflux). If it occurs during or after feeding it may look more like breast milk or formula but stomach contents can be clear too. If it is not constant and not severe and your baby continues to grow normally, than it is likely O.K. ...Read more