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    Question Excessive spit up - what to do?

    DS is three months old. His spit ups seem to be increasing by the day. For the first few weeks, after each feeding he used to gag a lot but there was no spit up. Then he started spitting up here and there soon after feeding.

    Now, especially in the last week, he has been spitting up all the time. Even upto two hours after his last feed. Seems like copious amounts of milk are coming out. He'll even burp 2 hours after his feeding sometimes.

    His weight gain is fine (in the 90th percentile) and he feeds for around 15 mins each feed every 2.5-3.5 hours and sleeps a good stretch of 6-7hrs every night. He is not a fussy baby most of the time.

    In summary, he seems to be doing fine. But, I am wondering if something is going on because of the increase in the spit ups. Can I do something to improve this situation? Should I try cutting dairy out of my diet?

    Thanks!
    mapran

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    Default Re: Excessive spit up - what to do?

    If he doesn't seem to be uncomfortable, you may simply have a laundry problem rather than a medical one. Some babies just spit up and the spit up can come almost anytime. Around our house we call them gooey babies and DD and DS2 were and are like that. It (apparently) usually peaks around 4 months. We have noticed a definite decrease in DS2's spitting up lately (he just turned 6 months). We just used a lot of bibs and had burp rags/receiving blankets all over the house. My DS1, who did not spit up, has a siren noise that he makes when his brother spits up.

    If your LO is gaining weight fine, is pooping and peeing and doesn't seem uncomfortable, I would just get ready to do a lot of laundry. I did try to always pretreat (Shout is my pretreater of choice) spit up spots because since it was milk it was a grease spot that sometimes was hard to get out.
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    Default Re: Excessive spit up - what to do?

    with the PP. Happy, growing spitters are laundry problems, not health problems. It's the scrawny, screaming spitters you need to worry about.
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    Default Re: Excessive spit up - what to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    with the PP. Happy, growing spitters are laundry problems, not health problems. It's the scrawny, screaming spitters you need to worry about.
    Yep. Spit up is a laundry problem. If it's projective vomit that is another kind of problem. But you don't need to cut dairy unless your child is screaming and/or has blood in their diaper. You're good.

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    Default Re: Excessive spit up - what to do?

    here's a good link from kellymom about spit-up
    http://kellymom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html

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