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5 Month old and spitting up

My son is a 5 months and some change...he has always spit up ,not too much but after most feedings (formula fed). This has decreased, as long as he is in his swing, or laying on the floor or bouncer. The problem is that as soon as he is shook up at all, or rolls on his stomache, up it comes. Even after 3 hours today he was in his swing after feeding bc he fell asleep, and when he woke up I put himon the floor, he rolled over and a minute later out it came. He has started solids just recently so now its coming out the color of sweet potatoes. Im just wondering when this might stop bc by the time I keep him off his stomache for 4 hours its time to eat again and hes at the age where hes learning to roll around and I dont want to prevent him from that. Does he just have a sensitive stomache? My doctor just says babies spit up and only worry if its shooting out.I also think its coming up half digested bc its curdled and smellsAWFUL

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soveryconfused

Asked by soveryconfused at 4:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well...maybe you should try a soy formula

    I would not give him any more sweet taters ........try....something else like apple sauce..

    and of course when they roll and their full sometimes they to spit up....he does indeed have a sensitive tummy........and the curdled milk that comes from the milk itself..change the formula..
    my little one had the same thing...
    LexsiesMommy

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 5:28 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • your situation is exactly like mine...my son though breast fed would spit up ALOT he would soak his out fits...he had to start wearing bibs all the time and it too smelled like curled milk and was lumpy...eegh..i hated those days...and like your doc my said the same thing but luckily around six or so months they get better at keeping it down...
    8firsttimemom8

    Answer by 8firsttimemom8 at 7:53 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • yOUR SON SHOULDN'T BE EATING SOLIDS TILL HE IS SIX MONTHS.mY DAUGHTER IS 6 MONTHS AND 3 WEEKS AND SHE STARTED EATING SOLIDS AT 6 MONTHS.sHE SPITS UP ALSO ITS WAY WAY WAY NORMAL DON'T WORRY.MY DAUGHTER SPITS UP A LOT AND ITS CUZ THEY DONT SIT STILL AND THEY MOVE WAY MUCH ALSO IT COULD BE CUZ UR OVER FEEDING HIM.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • My doctor advised me to start my son on solids. I waited a couple more weeks but my son is ready. Not every baby needs to wait until 6 months and that was not the issue. Hes not spitting upfrom the food...he has been doing this since he could roll on his stomache.
    soveryconfused

    Answer by soveryconfused at 10:44 PM on Sep. 15, 2009

  • ((SOVEREYCONFUSED)) He has acid reflex.. my son did the very same thing everytime he moved after he ate, he spit up.. yes acid reflex.....ask ur doctor!!
    Linsigirl26

    Answer by Linsigirl26 at 10:25 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • does he spit up every time he eats anything??? without moving???
    Linsigirl26

    Answer by Linsigirl26 at 10:27 AM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Linsigirl26=He does not spit up anymore if he is just chillin in his swing or being held steady, or in the bouncer or laying on the floor. Its when he rolls over, or in his exersaucer ...whenever his stomache is slightly pressed on I guess. I can understand that this would be normal for a full tummy, but 3 hours later?
    I also do not think I am overfeeding at all...He eagerly wants all of his bottle. I try to keep him on 7 oz. bottles unless he screams for more but he would happily take 8 oz. bottles everytime...but sometimes a little would come up right after he finishes an 8oz. bottle. He has never refused food the way theysay a baby will turn his head...Hes really long n healthy, I just cant trust him on his stomache at all!
    soveryconfused

    Answer by soveryconfused at 12:00 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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