My daughter is spitting up almost every feeding. She wants to feed more after she spits up, (and she spits up quite a large amount.) The spit up is curdled, if that means anything, and is sometimes projectile. Should I call the doctor, or is this just a first time mom concern? She is also very gassy and fussy. We have been on meds for Thrush for a week now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
When I had to give my son Nystatin, he also seemed a lot gassier, but I really don't know if it was related or not...
My daughter spit up a lot too, it ended up being the formula. I had to put her on soy, and she was fine after that. There are also formulas for gassy and spit up. You could also talk to her doctor, and see what they say.
i had to change my sons formula to similac isomil its soy formula and it stinks like dog food its nasty .....lol:D
I forgot to add that I am strictly breastfeeding.
Sry I think there should be a sticky about it because it seems like everyday someone asks about it:
My daughter has reflux... (mild IMO)... she takes Zantac three times a day, I feed her at an incline (30 degree), I burp her FREQUENTLY... she gags a lot. Also, I feed her small amounts at a time so she doesn't get overfull and spit up or projectile vomit. She hiccups after almost every feeding. She sleeps on an AR pillow now, but before I had it she slept either in a bouncy chair or a car seat.
I have read on it quite a bit. Wheezing is normal and inconsolable crying with back arching.. (though my daughter doesn't do those two things). Most babies outgrow this at 4 to 5 months old.
Most babies have gas and because their GI system is immature, it is painful for them. You can get baby gas drops at any pharmacy. Pick up some gripe water while you are there, if the gas drops don't work, the gripe water may.
edit to add: I exclusively breastfeed, also. I started watching my diet, too because I was thinking that it might be something I am eating. I had to cut out dairy, chocolate, & peanut products.
Quoting LL H:
Feed her with her head upright, burb when she is taking in too much air.. make her go slow... & put her to sleep in a bouncy chair or car seat...
I'm definitely referring back to this! **watching**
Quoting Megan♥ baby Lydia:
I know you're strictly breastfeeding, but another method that helps with babies who are being bottled fed is putting in a teaspoon of rice cereal...I know it's a bit unorthadox, but my son has acid reflux and I tried everything in my power to help him with out resorting to the cereal, but when nothing seemed to be working I finally caved in and bought the rice cereal and added it to his bottle at night...Another thing I added was Culturelle...It's the live cultures that you find in yogurts that help your digestive system, and it has helped so much...He sleeps better at night, he's stopped spitting up, and when he's gassy he toots so easily!! He's a lot happier now since we've started him with his "special bottle"..It's made a world of difference :)
We're going through a similar situation with our 4 month old daughter. I didn't know babies had reflux until we found blood in her spit-up and rushed her to the pediatrician's office. She's breast fed only and refuses a bottle. Her Mom is on a very strict diet: no soy, leafy veggies, acidic foods, eggs, milk, etc. We tried soy formula which made her worse. Wealso tried Nutramigen, same outcome. Rice cereal mixed with breast milk, worse still. Our GI doctor (yes there are infant GI specialists!) has prescribed Prevacid solutabs and she's been on it for a week now and it has really helped with the reflux. We burp her more frequently and keep her upright for 20 minutes after feedings. She's still gassy, but not painfully so. Her demeanor has changed dramatically. Now she's a happy and somewhat less drooly and spit-up covered baby.