I watch my almost 5 month old newphew for my sil while she works. I've watched him every day since he was a little over 3 months, and here and there before that. He spits up a lot, some times it looks like the entire bottle comes up at once, and others it's just a little it every few minutes or so. He does have reflux but adding the rice to his bottles only made him constipated and very restless. He is 16.5 lbs at 4 months 2.5 weeks old, and he was only 7.3 when he was born. He's a chunker so being tiny isn't an issue. But the constant spitting up can not be good for his poor tummy. I have tried telling her this but she thinks the spitting up has to do with teething ( which he isn't any more) there are times where he hasn't eaten in 2 hrs and he will spit up everywhere. I am getting sick of changing my clothes 2-3 times a day because he is always spitting up, plus I am concerned for my nephew... What should i do? We have tried talking to his parents and they blow it off. This can't be normal.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Oct. 7, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by meandrphoto at 12:36 PM on Oct. 7, 2011
Both of my kids did the same thing, definitely sounds like reflux! I would try to feed less amounts at a time so he doesn't get overly full. I also would try to get good burps out of him! I really had to work at those burps! Last, where ever you lay him down to nap, prop the end where his upper body lays at like a 45 degree angle so that the milk has a better chance at staying down. I
My kids did it so bad I was afraid they'd choke while laying down for naps and these are the suggestions our doctor had...good luck
Answer by anichols1 at 12:52 PM on Oct. 7, 2011
Answer by meandrphoto at 1:17 PM on Oct. 7, 2011
Burp him more often during his feedings. Gas is making his formula regurgitate. He may be a fast drinker & swallows too much air. Change his bottles to Dr. Browns to prevent him from swallowing air.
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