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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 (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...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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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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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