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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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4 month baby spitting up a lot.Formula change before one month. Only formula fed. What are the causes and remedies?

4 month baby spitting up a lot.Formula change before one month. Only formula fed. What are the causes and remedies?

Many possibilities..: There are many reasons for spitting up-most commonly they not of concern BUT this is should be addressed with pediatrician. Is the baby gaining weight well? Possibly overfeeding? Spitting up is reflux BUT that doesn't mean it needs to be medically managed. More history, vital signs, and a physical exam will direct the next step. ...Read more

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Why is my baby spitting up/ vomiting from the nutragimen formula? Just switched him from similac sensitive to this.

Why is my baby spitting up/ vomiting from the nutragimen formula? Just switched him from similac sensitive to this.

Feedingbtechnique: It is possible that she is drinking her formula too quickly.Itshould take 20-30 minutes for her to finish the bottle. You might have to bet another nipple to slow her down. And the other question is, are you burping her frequently? ...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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My 2week old baby is projectile spitting up every time he is fed even with sensitive formula. He isn't fussy. No gas. What could be going on?

My 2week old baby is projectile spitting up every time he is fed even with sensitive formula. He isn't fussy. No gas. What could be going on?

Projectile vomiting: Without more details like: is he making the normal number of wet diapers? How is his weight? How much and how often are you feeding him? It is difficult to know for sure. One thing is for certain he needs an evaluation - at 2 weeks of age he's at incredibly high risk to become dehydrated very quickly. The cause needs to be investigated and quickly. Call your pediatrician on-call now. ...Read more

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My son is 3.5 months old. For 2.5 months, he's been spitting up clear hot liquid that smells horrible! He gets very fussy before throwing up. Help?

My son is 3.5 months old. For  2.5 months, he's been spitting up clear hot liquid that smells horrible! He gets very fussy before throwing up. Help?

Reflux: it sounds as if he has reflux or another stomach problem. I suggest you see your friendly doctor. There is help for your child. Happy healing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Almost 3 mnth old formula fed daughter has poop in almost every diaper, extremely uncharacteristically fussy, inconsolable, spitting up frequently...?

Almost 3 mnth old formula fed daughter has poop in almost every diaper, extremely uncharacteristically fussy, inconsolable, spitting up frequently...?

Tough situation!: Oh you poor thing- you must be so worried! And tired! The part that strikes me as most concerning is that this is unlike her. We'd agree that it's normal for babies to cry, babies at this age can be very colicky. I'm not worried about the diapers, maybe she's coming down with a virus. Check her temperature and if > 100.3 rectally, if bloody or dark green vomit, take her to the ER please. ...Read more

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My 5 week old preemie is very gassy, fussy, spitting up and green hard stool what should I do.

My 5 week old preemie is very gassy, fussy, spitting up and green hard stool what should I do.

See your doctor: Newborns, especially premature ones, need close followup. There are many things that could cause this and alot depends on what your baby is being fed (breast milk vs. Different formulas). After consideration of all these factors, your doctor can help come up with a plan to help alleviate their symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


Spitting Up (Definition)

Spitting up is normal for babies, and is usually nothing to worry about. Excessive spitting, however, can be ...Read more