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post #1 of 27
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Anyone else have pukey babies? My first dd never spit up, but this guy seriously does the projectile puke thing. UGH.
I heard someone say something about "Colic Calm", and I'm getting on a pro-biotic (does it go through the BM?) and if that fails, I will try cutting out dairy. The problem is, we have all these frozen meals that everyone made for us and they ALL have cheese in them!

What is everyone else trying?
post #2 of 27
We are going back on the GAPS diet, although not just because of the baby. I am also adding in probiotics to my diet and straight to the baby as well. With my first son, he had the projectile-vomit/major spit-up thing, and he turned out to gluten-intolerant and rice-intolerant and has trouble digesting other stuff as well. He had a lot of health problems before we figured that out. All of this could have been headed off from a young age had we known. Right now, we are still going through burp cloths, blankets and baby gowns like you wouldn't believe . . . :
post #3 of 27
Im glad someone started this thread, my DD is a super spitter and like a PP I never had this issue with DS. I feel like she nurses super quickly and then it all comes right back up again-of course she's gaining weight like a champ so she's obviously getting enough food, I just feel horrible for her.
post #4 of 27
I thought my DD's spitup was normal, at least compared to her big brother. But the ped advised me to get off the cruciferous veggies. It's been a week and I'm having a hard time imagining life without broccoli, and wish I knew if the spitup is really a problem or not. It doesn't seem to be causing her much discomfort, and like a PP said I think she often just drinks too much too fast. She is also gaining weight at a good pace. Does anyone know for sure what the signs are to tell normal spitup from problem spitup?
post #5 of 27
My DD spits up every time she eats. And she spits up on the car seat every time she goes in it. Today was the 1st time that she didn't. I don't know what is normal..I'm assuming this is normal? It's not projectile or anything. Just messy! I have it all on my shirt and arm at the moment. Ah motherhood.

Cindy
post #6 of 27
crashing your DDC but my first projectile spit up all the time. While at this point 2.5 years later I suspect she has a dairy intolerance, when she was little the spit up never once bothered her. She slept well, ate well, hardly ever fussed, she just spit up anywhere and everywhere. If it's not bothering your LO I wouldn't worry too much just yet.
post #7 of 27
So glad its not just me!! Ds was not a spitter upper so I was a bit concerned at first but now I just roll with it the best I can-which means we smell like souir milk a lot.
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by mamamillet View Post
So glad its not just me!! Ds was not a spitter upper so I was a bit concerned at first but now I just roll with it the best I can-which means we smell like souir milk a lot.
Do you get the oily stains on your clothes from it too? I still find old shirt that have oily stains from DD's spit up
post #9 of 27
Got the Colic Calm today and am here to tell you DO NOT ORDER THIS STUFF. It is jet black. Like squid ink black. And unless washed immediately, it seems to stain. I cannot imagine for the life of me why on earth any company would market a liquid remedy for babies who spit up, that's jet black.

It's a mess. An awful mess. I'm very disappointed so far. Eowyn hasn't been able to keep it down yet for me to see if it helps. So the only effect I've seen from it thus far is more laundry to deal with.

So we're going to stick with Cocyntal. It's clear and seems to work fairly well on the gassiness issues, if given before nursing. I'd use Baby's Bliss Gripe Water (the original) except it has sodium bicarb in it which is bad for reflux. And since we suspect that's what Eowyn has, we can't use the Gripe Water. (Which is why I ordered the Colic Calm. It's marketed as a homeopathic gripe water that doesn't have sodium bicarb in it.)

Anyway. Have taken gluten, dairy, and soy out of my diet. Seems to be helping with the gas discomfort but not the projectile vomiting. Giving something after nursing is a mistake for us -- I tried giving her some Mylicon after nursing and she immediately threw up hugely.

Now whether that's something in the Mylicon, and/or that she doesn't like the taste and it triggers a gag reflex that makes her upchuck, or if it was a timing issues -- I don't know. But the Cocyntal before nursing seems to be innocuous thus far.

Keeping her upper body elevated also seems to help. I nurse her at an angle. I hold her at an angle afterwards. She sleeps with her head elevated (on my shoulder) at night. Putting her face down on my shoulder, upright, after nursing to burp seems to make things worse. I think it's the pressure on her tummy? So I try to burp her at an angle too.

But she is very stingy when it comes to burping. I wonder if that's part of it?

She also seems to be getting a little better at pulling off when my let down starts up. It's much stronger this time it seems than it was with Guinevere initially, so that might be part of it. Eowyn's just getting overfull too fast?

Not sure. But I haven't yet switched over to cloth dipes, I've been having to do so much laundry because of the spitting up. :/
post #10 of 27
anyone else's babe spittng up out their nose ? like everytime ?
post #11 of 27
Not every time but some times yes, and it's just awful, isn't it.

I feel so bad for her when it happens, because I know how it can burn. I just try to keep her on her left side as much as possible, and at a slight angle as that seems to help.
post #12 of 27
Yesterday I was wearking Makenna in a store and she had a massive spit up right down the front of my shirt. And I had of course left the diaper bag in the car. Good thing I had a white shirt on...it blended in. Now I've learned that I need to bring a change of shirts for myself in her diaper bag!

Cindy
post #13 of 27
Nighten, I end up sucking her nose out almost every time.
post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by JesiLynne View Post
anyone else's babe spittng up out their nose ? like everytime ?
Yup, we've got milk coming out the nose here. I think my baby is eating too fast and much at times. He doesn't tend to spit up too much during the day but then he goes on nursing frenzies and spits up a whole feeding. He's already gained 2lbs and is one month so he's growing!
post #15 of 27
Well the diet and probiotics are working. She is still gassy, but more normal-gassy and normal spit-ups, rather than up-all-night and always-fussy gassy. I am hoping it will get even better. But she is a gulper, too.

I am so tired. Maybe when I put the boys to bed in half an hour, I will go to bed too. Mmmmmm. Tempting!
post #16 of 27
For those with strong letdowns, try nursing on your back. Tricky to keep the baby at an angle that way, but it keeps them from getting choked. You can let the baby sort of sit beside you and lean forward to nurse. Sort of like a football hold, only you are laying down. Helped ds immensely.
post #17 of 27
Anyone have a baby that is obviously in pain from the reflux? Aubrey is on Prevacid (courtesy of the NICU) for her reflux, but she's still obviously in pain. Can't keep breastmilk down alone--have to add rice cereal and bottle feed her part of the time. I wish there was something more (other than everything already mentioned) that I could do to make her feel better....

nighten, thanks for the heads up on the Colic Calm. I was going to give it a shot.... As far as I can tell the Mylicon doesn't help much either.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by justKate View Post
Anyone have a baby that is obviously in pain from the reflux? Aubrey is on Prevacid (courtesy of the NICU) for her reflux, but she's still obviously in pain. Can't keep breastmilk down alone--have to add rice cereal and bottle feed her part of the time. I wish there was something more (other than everything already mentioned) that I could do to make her feel better....

nighten, thanks for the heads up on the Colic Calm. I was going to give it a shot.... As far as I can tell the Mylicon doesn't help much either.
You could try the Boiron Cocyntal homeopathic -- it's clear. And it definitely helps with the gassiness.
post #19 of 27
Add me to the club. She projectile vomits at least one time per day, generally after she wasn't satiated by the first boob. She will end up throwing up violently all over both of us. Sometimes it's fresh milk, sometimes it's curdled and gross.

DS did the same thing, to a "T". I wish I could remember when he quit doing it. Maybe about 5 months?

And, oily stains? Oh yeah...heavy duty Oxiclean soaks are the only solution I've found.
post #20 of 27
I'm glad I'm doing diaper service...I go through so many diapers each day for mopping up the spit up and cleaning it off of the couch.

Anyone know the best way to burp a baby that spits up a lot? I keep hearing sitting up but a lot of times she stiffens and doesn't want to bend. And she still ends up spitting up that way too...only then it rolls off the burp cloth and onto my pants and the couch. Also if I am burping her and she spits up does that count as a burp or do I need to keep going? I usually stop once she starts spitting up so more doesn't come out.

Cindy
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