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Old 01-19-07, 12:01 AM
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Default Reflux or just Spit up?

Both of my boys seem to spit up a lot. Occasionally, once every other day or so, it is projectile. But most of the time it's just regular spit up...but it seems to be a large amount sometimes - maybe 1/2 oz. Is this normal or could they have reflux issues? They have a dr. appointment on the 23 and I'll ask my dr. then, but I wanted to see what you ladies thought...
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Old 01-19-07, 12:22 AM
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Spit up looks like it's SO much more than it really is. Most likely it is normal spitup, all babies spit some. I'd mention it to your dr next week. In the meantime make sure you burp them really good during feedings and maybe try to feed them propped up some, whether your nursing or bottle feeding.
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Old 01-19-07, 12:32 AM
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I just posted about my cousins baby and it made me think about your post. It's odd that her baby has the pyloric stenosis. It's mainly in boys, and signs/symptoms arise about 5 weeks. One of the symptoms is the projectile vomitting. Dewey was 5 weeks and he started vomitting like that. They did an u/s on him and ruled that out. It turns out that I was feeding him too much, and the wrong bottles. How much do they eat during a session? If your on formula maybe try to cut back an ounce or 2 and burp every ounce and see if that helps. If they want more wait a little bit and offer more.
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Old 01-19-07, 04:06 AM
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One of the things that can help you decipher between feeding too much or actual pyloric stenosis is to watch for bowel movements. I noticed w/ Matthias that he would only poop every 3 days...so if you're getting 1 or more poopy diapers a day, that's good... Also, if there's any weight loss. Another thing, but this is a rarity, they will develop an olive sized lump around the navel area.

Is the projectile vomiting w/ every feeding or even more than once a day?

My son didn't really have the tell-tell sign of projectile vomiting, it was more like he had a fountain flowing from his mouth after every bottle.

It does more often occur in first born white males...I was the 2nd (birth order), white, and a girl...and I still needed the surgery @ 6wks old.

What you describe in your post definitely sounds more like reflux...so having a doc take a look would be the best thing
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My baby is my third son....and he spits up a ton. Both of my younger boys have spit up a bunch after almost every single feeding. I breastfeed, and have never given any of my boys a bottle, so I have no experience there. However, when Jonathan spits up...sometimes it is projectile....and it always looks like a ton, but it's really not as much as what I think.
My middle son was the same exact way. Neither of them have anything other than normal spitting up issues. My oldest son only spit up once or twice the entire time he was a baby.

Just wanted to give you my experience because sometimes babies spit up...and there is nothing wrong with them at all.
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