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Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much? Is it normal or something?

Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much?  Is it normal or something?

Reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux happens in babies sometimes. It can be associated with fussing after feeds, arching, spitting, and hiccuping. Make sure that you are holding your baby upright after feeds, burp him well, and don't over feed him. See your doctor if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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Do all babies throw up after coughing?

Do all babies throw up after coughing?

Yes: We call this "post tussive emesis" - doctor speak for cough induced vomiting. It is very common and is not a cause for alarm. If it persists for more than 3-5 days, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?

Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?

Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more

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A baby of 6 months old, throws up like turning on a fountain why? Sometimes right after a feeding of 4 oz. And sometimes a few hours later

A baby of 6 months old, throws up like turning on a fountain  why? Sometimes right after a feeding of 4 oz.  And sometimes a few hours later

Your : Your baby should be seen by his/her pediatrician right away. A condition called pyloric stenosis needs to be ruled out. This is a condition where a part of the stomach is narrowed which in turn prevents food from from emptying out of the stomach into the intestines. This leads to forceful vomiting like you described. Your baby should be evaluated asap so appropriate tests and treatment can be initiated, which may include surgery. If this is not the cause then your baby maybe suffering from gerd (reflux) your doctor will determine if this is a cause as well. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does my baby throw up after feedings?

Why does my baby throw up after feedings?

Depends...: Throwing up with good weight gain is usually from overfeeding. Throwing up and not gaining weight is a sign of one or more of a large number of possible problems. ...Read more

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A 30 days old child, each time after feeding she sleeps and during her sleep she throw out some milk but sometimes she chokes with them. Any solution?

A 30 days old child, each time after feeding she sleeps and during her sleep she throw out some milk but sometimes she chokes with them. Any solution?

Pediatrician: Can check to determine if she is having reflux. That is when the ability to move formula through the stomach and on is slow or there is a tendency for it to come back up into the esophagus from the stomach. Choking can occur when the refluxed formula enters the upper airway. You should bring her to her doctor to have her checked and if this is the case her doctor will recommend actions to limit the reflux of milk. These may include thickening her formula if she is bottle fed, giving an antacid, having her in an upright position after feeding for a period of time and possibly changing her formula if it is determined that she is having an intolerance to it. If you would like to discuss this in more detail feel free to contact me though Concierge at www.healthtap.com/freisleben Keycode XATXVC ...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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If my 10 week old baby throws up milk. Should i feed sooner then three hours..

If my 10 week old baby throws up milk. Should i feed sooner then three hours..

How much: Thrown up. How much formula at a time and do you burp the baby after every 1-2 oz. Discuss with your baby's doctor to make sure there is not another problem. ...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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What can I do for my 1 month old baby, she is crying a lot and can't poop? It hurts seeing her like this. plus she throws up when I feed her.

What can I do for my 1 month old baby, she is crying a lot and can't poop? It hurts seeing her like this. plus she throws up when I feed her.

See pediatrician: The baby needs to be properly evaluated by her pediatrician. Vomiting and crying can be from anything in a baby her age ... From a little acid reflux , to sepsis. She needs immediate attention by her Doc or a visit to ER. ...Read more

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My son has black spots on his tongue and every time I feed him. He throws the milk back up. But he acts normal?

My son has black spots on his tongue and every time I feed him.  He throws the milk back up.  But he acts normal?

Vomiting: How old is your baby? Dark spots on the tongue could be from iron in his vitamin suppliment. I'm more concerned about his vomiting after each feeding. Please speak to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to throw up after coughing?

Is it normal for my baby to throw up after coughing?

No: If it happens infrequently it is unlikely to be a concern. However, if it is persistent or becoming more frequent, it can be a sign of reflux, breathing or heart problems. ...Read more

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Every time i eat baby carrots i throw up and feel sick, but i'm fine when i eat normal carrots. What is wrong?

Every time i eat baby carrots i throw up and feel sick, but i'm fine when i eat normal carrots. What is wrong?

Same carrots: Believe it or not, baby carrots are actually regular carrots that have been shaved and pared down to "baby carrot" size. They are cut up regular carrots, so there is no difference eating them or as you say, normal carrots, because they are normal carrots. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 3month old baby to throw up alot no fever nd everything else is normal?

Is it normal for my 3month old baby to throw up alot no fever nd everything else is normal?

No: If your baby is vomiting a lot, ie a whole feeding, and/or is vomiting frequently, you should have him/her checked. Sometimes this can be caused by reflux or a narrowing of the canal at bottom if the stomach, or other problems. Good luck! ...Read more

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My throws up at every breastfeeding and he passes a loose poop with white seed is dat normal or should I be worried, my baby is nine months old?

My throws up at every breastfeeding and he passes a loose poop with white seed is dat normal or should I be worried, my baby is nine months old?

Baby feed spitting: Depends on several things such as is the baby growing well? Does he throw up,solids? If he is growing well there probably is no concern but if not I would see a healthcare worker ...Read more

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Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Is it normal to an infant to squirm while feeding?

Common finding: They do what they do.Some are lazy relaxed feeders and some are aggressive barracudas.Some are bored with the process and want to do something else. You just work through it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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