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When does the puking stop?

post #1 of 6
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When will it ever end? River pukes about 5 times a day, and they are huge, all over pukes. Today was even more, and thus I was nursing him non-stop since he was so hungry all the time. It doesn't seem to phase him at all, he's usually still in a good mood and he's a giant baby, so I don't really want to pursue medication with him. I've tried no dairy and no soy and it didn't do much. There's just no way I can quit wheat or the small amount of chocolate that I have every few days. Maybe I'll cut out coffee and see what that does, besides turn me into a zombie. 

 

Anyone else have a massive puker? Carrie, how's Finn doing these days? I am thankful that River's puking isn't during sleep time, so we don't have to have special sleeping arrangements. 

post #2 of 6

Still a massive pucker here. Dominic will be 5 months in just a few days. I was doing a meeting this week for new moms, I had 7 babies under 2 months there and during the one hour that Dominic was awake during that meeting, he managed to puke all over me 3 times. the other babies? Nothing. eyesroll.gif I am always always covered in baby puke. My first girl was this bad, and it was almost 9 years ago, but I seem to remember her not puking much after 6 months. 

post #3 of 6

Still puking!  But it's getting better.  He is down to just one dose of zantac a day instead of two, and hasn't had any pain return so that's good news to me.

 

We still need to have special sleeping arrangements.  Still sitting up to nurse all. night. long.  Still can't side lie.  And it isn't from lack of trying -- it's just every time I'm tired enough to attempt side lying, it winds up being such a disaster and we're up for at least an hour afterward calming, nursing, shushing and cleaning the mess.  The incline in the cosleeper is working well though, so he's at least out of the swing for sleep!

 

I'm at the point where it doesn't phase me anymore.  I'm always wearing puke somewhere, and it doesn't bother me.  Always have extra burp cloths.  Always extra clothes.  It seems to bother others more than it bothers me.  I've forgotten what it's like to have a baby who doesn't puke all the time.  lol.gif

 

Our ped still says once he can sit unassisted it should stop.  Gave up dairy and soy and it made no difference.  More/less coffee doesn't make a difference.  I don't think it's a sensitivity.  I think it's mechanical and once the sphincter matures we'll be better off.

post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by Baby_Cakes View Post

Still puking!  But it's getting better.  He is down to just one dose of zantac a day instead of two, and hasn't had any pain return so that's good news to me.

 

We still need to have special sleeping arrangements.  Still sitting up to nurse all. night. long.  Still can't side lie.  And it isn't from lack of trying -- it's just every time I'm tired enough to attempt side lying, it winds up being such a disaster and we're up for at least an hour afterward calming, nursing, shushing and cleaning the mess.  The incline in the cosleeper is working well though, so he's at least out of the swing for sleep!

 

I'm at the point where it doesn't phase me anymore.  I'm always wearing puke somewhere, and it doesn't bother me.  Always have extra burp cloths.  Always extra clothes.  It seems to bother others more than it bothers me.  I've forgotten what it's like to have a baby who doesn't puke all the time.  lol.gif

 

Our ped still says once he can sit unassisted it should stop.  Gave up dairy and soy and it made no difference.  More/less coffee doesn't make a difference.  I don't think it's a sensitivity.  I think it's mechanical and once the sphincter matures we'll be better off.

fingersx.gif Let's hope so!
 

 

post #5 of 6

Cat I hope so too, for all our sakes!!

And FWIW, the meds did nothing for the amount Finn spits up.  It only helps with the burning pain.  It's even tricky to time when to give it to him.  Before nursing is working out the be the best, even though sometimes he pukes up the medicine.  Doing it after made no sense b/c he was usually asleep, or, he would puke it up immediately.

Does anyone else have the issue with nothing nice to wear?  All my clothes are stained.  It makes me grumpy b/c I don't want to buy anything new b/c it'll just get stained, but hate when I have somewhere to go.

post #6 of 6

No nice clothes!!! I am refusing to wear anything that isn't disposable. I go and buy 3 cheap shirts at target at a time, they last 6 weeks before they are COVERED in stains, well often a lot less then that but I still wear them out. I figure the baby stuck on my hip or front is glaring evidence of what happened to my clothes. When I get the massive stains right on my breasts then I refuse to wear them out! Striped shirts are the best because they hide the stains, solid colors are the worst. I almost always wear solid colors though. I've got two cheap jersey rollover skirts from Old Navy that I wear into work and that is about as nice as it gets for me. I wear boots usually in the winter, my leather brown ones are good, but I'm afraid the black suede ones are not liking the sheer volume of baby puke that they have been doused it. Thank goodness they were on their way out anyway, next winter, new boots! 

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