My 3 1/2 month old used to NEVER spit up, and now it seems as though he's spitting up after every feeding- and not just right after, but sometimes an hour or two later. Why is this happening now when it never did before? Is there anything I can do to prevent/reduce it?

asked 27 Nov '09, 14:36

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is your baby breast feed of formula? Breast feed babies sometimes react to what the mom has been eating.

(27 Nov '09, 20:44) Mary

One of the Public Health Nurses suggested that some times, especially when it starts at around 3 months, that it is not a feeding problem at all, but that the child is a lot more resilient, and we are more confident, so we handle them a little more freely. Notice, too that now they are at the age where you can carry them facing forward on your hip? That puts a lot of pressure on the stomach and can contribute to spitting up.


answered 29 Nov '09, 05:29

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We had a similar experience with our baby a few months ago. After a few days of spitting up I thought that maybe his diaper was too tight on his belly. So, we switched to bigger diapers, made sure his clothes weren't too tight, and tried to keep him upright or on his back for about 30 minutes after eating (tummy-time shortly after eating almost always causes spitting up for our baby). This seemed to work and he went back to just occationally spitting up a tiny bit.


answered 27 Nov '09, 21:33

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+1 for loosening diaper and checking clothes!

(28 Nov '09, 07:57) Emi

The answers to a similar question may be helpful too.

You could try pausing halfway through the feed, and seeing whether he can be burped, if not you could just try taking a little break to help him digest better, because if he feeds too quickly, that could also provoke spitting up, in my opinion.


answered 27 Nov '09, 18:16

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After burping our daughter more often didn't help, we eventually switched to a milder formula. They have a mild formula is all major brands in the US and most store brands. After they mild formula things got much better.

(Our daughter refused nursing after 4 months mom had trouble making milk so we had to use formula)


answered 27 Nov '09, 17:12

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