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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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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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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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Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

Why does my baby spit up so often after getting fed?

Reflux: Make sure to burp the baby and do not overfeed another way to prevent is t keep your baby sirloin for a few minutes after is fed. ...Read more

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Why does my baby seem drunk after all feedings?

Why does my baby seem drunk after all feedings?

Satisfaction: Your baby is so happy, warm and full of milk; this is their way of showing satisfaction. Generally all that feeding makes them tired as well- so the half closed eyes and milk dripping down their chin is all normal and just means you had a good feeding. ...Read more

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Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Why does my baby start to cry when I close my baby's diaper tabs?

Likes Being naked: It is important to make sure the diaper is not too tight or rubbing the inner thighs or along the hips. Some babies really do not like being clothed and others love it. . If the diapers are not too tight, and no rash issues, and baby quits crying after a little bit, it is most likely (s)he doesn't like being in diapers and will adjust with time. ...Read more

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Why does my 3-week-old baby always seem hungry after breastfeeding?

Why does my 3-week-old baby always seem hungry after breastfeeding?

Confusing signals: Most people don't understand that a baby sucks for pleasure, not simply as a sign of hunger. The high concentration of pleasure sensors on the lips assures that baby will latch and learn to feed, after a pregnancy where they did not. Do not feel obligated to offer supplements or feed again just because they are sucking.If they are gaining well, they are getting enough. ...Read more

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Should I wake my baby up to feed?

Should I wake my baby up to feed?

No: Infants have variable feeding patterns/timing and if they are gaining weight appropriately they can be allowed to feed on their pattern, unless it is too frequent. In general an average of every 3-4 hours is typical. In addition waking a baby to eat is easy but keeping them awake when they want to sleep is more difficult. ...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 1 month old spits up clear loquid after feedings and she will cry atleast 15 to 20 minutes after and right before spitting up. is this normal?

My 1 month old spits up clear loquid after feedings and she will cry atleast 15 to 20 minutes after and right before spitting up. is this normal?

Normal: Babies do spit up a bit ,it may be due to over feeding as they have small stomach or need burping after feed .Feed your baby every 2 hrs 2-3 oz at a time and burp for 15 minutes or so .This may help ,if not then talk to your doctor and get the baby checked up . ...Read more

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What does it mean if my stomach hurt when i wake up and after every meal?

What does it mean if my stomach hurt when i wake up and after every meal?

Interesting, but...: ...We're going to need a little more help from you. We can have your answer if you tell us: the location of your pain, its intensity, duration, timing (with meals but also with urination, stooling, position?) ; accompanying issues like fever, tenderness, vomiting, bleeding, etc, ; circumstances (exposures, pregnant, stressed). Also what tests have been run so far? Any recent stresses? ...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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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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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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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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Why does baby spit up when on zantac (ranitidine)?

Why does baby spit up when on zantac (ranitidine)?

Used for babies spit: Zantac (ranitidine) for babies is prescribed for spitting up due to esophageal reflux If the baby is still spitting discuss with your Pediatrician as either need dose adjustment or discontinuation and change to some other drug ...Read more

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There are times when my nursed 1 month old spits up for hours after her feeding. She spits up a lot and can't sleep. Doesn't seem right..

There are times when my nursed 1 month old spits up for hours after her feeding. She spits up a lot and can't sleep. Doesn't seem right..

Spitting up: IS she gaining weight?? Does she seem to be uncomfortable when she is spitting up? If yes then she may be having reflux, which is common in newborn babies. You may discuss about medication options with you regular doctor, usually it gets better once the child is 4-6 months. Overfeeding results in spitting up as well. Please make sure she feeding well, gaining weight. ...Read more

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Why does my 13 week old baby seem to cry just to be picked up? Happens when fed, nappy changed. Crying stops almost soon as picked up.

Why does my 13 week old baby seem to cry just to be picked up? Happens when fed, nappy changed. Crying stops almost soon as picked up.

Crying baby: Baby is preverbal but she can communicate her needs quite well even at 13 weeks young. She crys and you pick her up and she stops. That sounds to me like you understood exactly what she was trying to communicate to you. Sounds like you are off to a great start. Keep it up! ...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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25 day old baby is always sleepy when feeding. I constantly have to nudge him to wake up & continue suckling at my breasts or bottles. What do I do?

25 day old baby is always sleepy when feeding. I constantly have to nudge him to wake up & continue suckling at my breasts or bottles. What do I do?

More info needed: Is he growing well? Is he voiding and stooling? Are you trying to feed him on a schedule or letting him feed on demand? I would be reassured if he is growing peeing and pooping and just wants to feed on his time. If you are still concerned have the doctor check him. ...Read more