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My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

My babies keep spitting up food. Twins. 6 months?

Usually OK: Most babies spit up food. As long as your babies are gaining weight well, there is usually nothing to worry about. Spitting up will gradually get better with age. ...Read more

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My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

My infant is starting to spit up during feelings. Do I continue to feed him and how can I help prevent him spitting up?

Feedings and spittin: Hard answer without knowing your infant's age. But are you "burping" your baby after feedings. Babies take in alot of air using bottles and nipples - burping them will reduce the air bubble. Sometimes spitting up is due to formula issues - changing to a non cow's milk formula may help. Gaviscon drops may also help. If the spitting is getting worse - dicuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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My sisters premature baby has been spitting up a lot more than usual do u know what it could be?

My sisters premature baby has been spitting up a lot more than usual do u know what it could be?

Reflux: Reflux is a common occurrence in children. We call the baby who spits up and is growing well and happy to be the "happy spitter". 40% of infants will spit up at least twice daily. A very common cause that can be causing more spitting up is over-feeding. Discuss with your pediatrician the correct amout of feeds for the baby's age. ...Read more

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I have included more citrus into my diet and now my 3 month old baby is spitting up alot, could this be do to that?

I have included more citrus into my diet and now my 3 month old baby is spitting up alot, could this be do to that?

Unlikely: He/she might be eating more at 3 months (that is a typical growth spurt age) and possibly that is why he/she is spitting more. Try to keep elevated after feedings for 45 minutes ...Read more

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My baby is 10 weeks old and is spitting up clear fluid and sleeping quite a bit more during the day. Is this normal?

My baby is 10 weeks old and is spitting up clear fluid and sleeping quite a bit more during the day. Is this normal?

Probably: If no fever and drinking normally and normally active when awake then baby might just be going through a growing period. As long as baby is not vomiting and is growing normally spitting up clear fluid is ok. If you are worried visit the doctor. Always better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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My 4 mo old formula fed had been spitting up a lot more than usual, the last two have had dark brown/red streaks in them. Should I be concerned?

My 4 mo old formula fed had been spitting up a lot more than usual, the last two have had dark brown/red streaks in them. Should I be concerned?

REFLUX...: MANY INFANTS DU DEVELOP SPITTING UP SOME WITHOUT PROBLEMS SOME WITH IRRITATION SECONDARY TO GASTRIC JUICES ACIDITY WHICH WHEN TOUCHING THE ESOPHAGUS IT CAN IRRITATE IT AND SOMETIMES SOME BLEEDING CAN OCCUR. YOUR BABY SHOULD BE SEEN BY HIS/HER PEDIATRICIAN IF THE PROBLEM CONTINUES OR HE/SHE ACTS IN PAIN ...Read more

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3 month old baby has been crying more, gassy and has been spitting up a lot. Could it be from something I ate?

3 month old baby has been crying more, gassy and has been spitting up a lot. Could it be from something I ate?

Please see baby's Dr: It's possible that it could be from your diet, but if you haven't changed your diet before your baby's symptoms started, that's less likely. Please see your baby's Dr. For evaluation and diagnosis -- once you know what the problem is, the Dr. Can tell you what will help/ ...Read more

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Why has my 4 month old all of a sudden started spitting up so much? My four month old daughter has always spit up alittle, nothing out of the ordinary. Recently though, she has been spitting up a lot more that usual for her. She still has a good appetit

Why has my 4 month old all of a sudden started spitting up so much? My four month old daughter has always spit up alittle, nothing out of the ordinary. Recently though, she has been spitting up a lot more that usual for her. She still has a good appetit

The: The most important thing to know is what her diet consists of. Is she formula fed, breastfed, or both? Have you recently changed formula? Have you recently started baby cereal? If so, what kind? All of these things are important factors in determining why she is spitting up more.
If she is exclusively breastfed, then maybe something in your diet is not agreeing with her. I always start by telling my patients to cut out spicy foods, followed by dairy to see if this helps alleviate the baby's symptoms.
If you recently changed formula (different brand or type) this could be the cause.
Also positioning after feeding could be an issue, don't lay her down right after a feeding. Digestion chairs are a good option.
If you started baby cereal already, it should be rice, and should be diluted with a lot of breast milk or formula. If not it's probably better to wait until the baby is 5-6 months old.
In addition more serious issues can cause an increase in spit up, like reflux problems, and in severe cases anatomical abnormalities of the digestive tract/stomach.
If the problem persists I suggest you have the baby evaluated by her primary care provider.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I switched my baby's formula from soy milk to elecare. She has not had a bowel movement in a day. Is this normal? She also has been spitting up more

I switched my baby's formula from soy milk to elecare. She has not had a bowel movement in a day. Is this normal? She also has been spitting up more

Constipation: Soy formulas are usually more constipating that others, but the opposite can be true as well! The only way to figure out which formula is best for a baby's digestive tendencies is by experience. It can take up to two weeks after a formula change for the results to be known, so rapid formula changes is best avoided. A common trial sequence is: cows milk based, lactose-free, soy, elemental. ...Read more

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Scratchy dry painful throat, spitting up thick green/brown mucus. Throat sticks together when swallowing, more tired than usual? Thank you.

Scratchy dry painful throat, spitting up thick green/brown mucus. Throat sticks together when swallowing, more tired than usual? Thank you.

More details: It is hard to tell whether you are getting a viral or bacterial infection although I would favor viral if the symptoms have not been present for >10 days. See doctor if the symptoms are unbearable. ...Read more

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What to do for a 5 month infant vomiting and diarrhea for 2 weeks?

What to do for a 5 month infant vomiting and diarrhea for 2 weeks?

TWO WEEKS...?: 2 weeks is kind of prolonged suffering. Viral gastro-enteritis resolves by 3-7 or 10 days. Take your infant to pediatrician to find out the cause.

In the mean time, give pedialyte, equal amount for each diarrhea. Can give some yogurt, lactose free formula. ...Read more

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Do babies spit up more than usual when teething?

No: Babies will be teething on and off for a period of 18 to 30 months and "spitting up" isn't a feature of teething. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is spitting up too much?

How do I know if my baby is spitting up too much?

Very large spitting: If the spitting color is brown, bright red or green, you should talk to your pediatrician immediately as further evalaution needs to be done. Also, if spitting is large and shoots out of baby mouth or baby is not gaining weight, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 3week baby is spitting up every time I try to lay her done. Not the first time this has happened. I wonder if it is any side effect of colic remedie?

My 3week baby is spitting up every time I try to lay her done. Not the first time this has happened. I wonder if it is any side effect of colic remedie?

? Reflux: Most babies spit up and some more than others. The area where the esophagus enters the stomach has a physiologic valve that is often loose and allows milk to come back up. A baby often does better in a position where the head is more elevated. Sometimes it is better not to burp these babies as it causes the spitting to occur. It is unlikely caused by the colic medication. All the best. ...Read more

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Baby is spitting up white froth and sneezing a lot and his coughs sound wet. Is this normal orncause for concern?

Baby is spitting up white froth and sneezing a lot and his coughs sound wet. Is this normal orncause for concern?

Spitting up: Wet sounding coughs in babies are usually not normal. Please consult with one of our Healthtap docs ideally thru video to discuss diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is switching baby formula brands dangerous my baby is spitting up a lot so dr said to switch to enfamil ar from similac advance baby is 1 month old?

Is switching baby formula brands dangerous my baby is spitting up a lot so dr said to switch to enfamil ar from similac advance baby is 1 month old?

Not specificly: The switch is not much of a change. You go from one companies bovine formula to another companies bovine formula thickened with rice solids. Thickening can sometimes reduce spit up. You could simply add a half teaspoon of rice cereal/btl & do the same with the similac. Similac has a "sensitive" that changes to a soy protein source & removes the lactose. Either product are good nutrition & may help. ...Read more

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My 6 week old baby is spitting up clear liquid and sometimes milk few hours after feeding also cries like in pain and uncomfortable?

My 6 week old baby is spitting up clear liquid and sometimes milk few hours after feeding also cries like in pain and uncomfortable?

Sounds like it could: Be reflux, caused by the floppy valve between the stomach and esophagus which allows fluids and acid to come back up. This is very common in babies and is usually outgrown by the end of the first year of life, if not before. It is a benign condition as long as your baby is gaining weight. However, since your baby seems to be in pain, you should discuss it with his/her doctor for possible treatment. ...Read more

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My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

My baby is spitting up yellowed mucus, has seedy yellow loose stools, sounds congested, and is crying a lot. What's wrong with her? No fever.

Need more info: Do not know the age of the baby, what other symptoms may be present, whether she is feeding appropriately, sleeping too much, irritable, or other vital info. Strongly suggest that you take her asap and be seen by a doctor to make certain nothing serious is going on, or at least call and speak with a pediatrician. ...Read more

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When can I expect my baby to stop spitting up?

When can I expect my baby to stop spitting up?

4 Months Old: Most spitting up resolves between 4-6 months of age. Many factors contribute to the improvement, including the normal maturation of the valve between the esophagus and the stomach, the introduction of solid foods, and the baby starting to sit up which makes it more difficult for milk to come up and out. ...Read more

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Does spitting up mean my child is teething?

Does spitting up mean my child is teething?

No: Spitting up may mean a lot of things, from "nothing" to overfeeding to a whole bunch of possible problems, but it has absolutely nothing to do with teething. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent my child from spitting up?

Yes: Watch
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=ehwmtcspugg
to learn more about spitting up

and
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=u3pscsoq6je
to learn about thickenting feeds. ...Read more

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Why is baby (9week old) spitting up clear liquid smelling like acid. Formula fed only.?

Why is baby (9week old) spitting up clear liquid smelling like acid. Formula fed only.?

Regurgitation: Regurgitation is very common in infants and babies as their stomach and esophagus anatomy is still maturing, so do not be too concerned. The fact that it is clear is reassuring as if it were dark or there was blood in it would be much more concerning. If there are signs of diarrhea or constipation or bad coughing with congestion-these are signs he/she should be seen by her pediatrician. ...Read more

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Common causes of spitting up blood?

Get it evaluated: Do you mean coughing up blood, throwing up blood or simply having blood in your saliva? They all have different causes and some can be serious. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Formula fed baby spitting up clear fluid?

Formula fed baby spitting up clear fluid?

Not a problem: If it is happy and healthy and growing. Does it have a bit of a cold?? ...Read more

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Why is my baby spitting up a lot and fussy?

Why is my baby spitting up a lot and fussy?

Depends: Most babies spit up from time to time and cry when hungry, frightened, sleepy, in need of a diaper change, or simply to gain some parental attention. If crying is excessive, high-pitched, or unresponsive to soothing efforts, it may indicate a problem for which your healthcare provider should be consulted. Likewise, if spit-ups are large volume, greenish, or very forceful, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my two month old baby keeps spitting up is this normal?

What do you suggest if my two month old baby keeps spitting up is this normal?

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 two month old baby keeps spitting up. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

My two month old baby keeps spitting up. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

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