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    Default When do they stop spitting up?

    I have no idea if this is the right forum for my question... but at what age do most babies stop spitting up? DS is 11 months old and still spits up on occasion. Only now that he's eating tons of solids (this kid eats everything! ), it's not like cute little baby spit up, it's more like vomit. It doesn't happen that often, and it's not like he's vomiting up huge amounts... it's more like he burps a wet burp and a little comes up. I just assumed he would outgrow it by now?
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    Yes my 14 mo old still does once in awhile, not alot, but a little bit. I found that I was no longer dragging around burp clothes so much around 9 mos but every so often she still does.
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    According to our pedi, GI, and Pulmonogist, after 12 months it is considered unusual. There are some reasons for concern after that point as well, since even non-acidic stomach contents can cause inflammation and irritation to the esophagus, the tonsils and adenoids, the upper airway, the sinuses and the inner ears. I would definitely let your pedi know at the 12 month if it is still happening. They may do nothing if there are no secondary issues, but it is worth them being aware of it.
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lorenzomama View Post
    According to our pedi, GI, and Pulmonogist, after 12 months it is considered unusual. There are some reasons for concern after that point as well, since even non-acidic stomach contents can cause inflammation and irritation to the esophagus, the tonsils and adenoids, the upper airway, the sinuses and the inner ears. I would definitely let your pedi know at the 12 month if it is still happening. They may do nothing if there are no secondary issues, but it is worth them being aware of it.
    Thanks! I will definitely let them know at his 12 month checkup.
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    Levi is about to be 11 months, and he still spits up a bit. It's not a whole lot, or very often, but it does still happen occasionally. He is on Zantac for reflux since it seemed to bother him a lot before he was on the meds. I think Lance stopped a lot earlier with the spit up even though he used to make fountains of it when he was a newborn.
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    My mom said me and my siblings spit up a bunch as babies. My 8 month son does as well. Wanting this to be over I've asked her when we stopped spitting up. She says,"hmm I don't remember, you stopped at some point. You don't spit up now do you?"
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*samiha View Post
    Levi is about to be 11 months, and he still spits up a bit. It's not a whole lot, or very often, but it does still happen occasionally. He is on Zantac for reflux since it seemed to bother him a lot before he was on the meds. I think Lance stopped a lot earlier with the spit up even though he used to make fountains of it when he was a newborn.
    Yes, this sounds a lot like Mason's spit up pattern too, only Mason is not on any reflux meds. I never suspected he could have reflux? Although thinking back, he did used to spit up quite often... but he is always super happy and the spit up does not bother him one bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sandilucia View Post
    My mom said me and my siblings spit up a bunch as babies. My 8 month son does as well. Wanting this to be over I've asked her when we stopped spitting up. She says,"hmm I don't remember, you stopped at some point. You don't spit up now do you?"
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    DD2 is still spitting up too. She's 8.5 months old, but was a preemie...I hope it stops soon. You should see my formerly beige carpet. Now that she eats solids too, I have a technicolour carpet. I clean it as best as I can, but what's the point in shampooing when she'll just do it again?

    (I can't wait to put the bibs and burp cloths away. Makes me sad to put her in a super cute outfit and then just have it covered up by a bib. )
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    Default Re: When do they stop spitting up?

    All of mine have spit up tons and for quite a long time, but I would agree that after 12 months it would be unusual.

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