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what the heck is going on? Olive pukes all the freaking time and is always gagging! it started as just a bit of spit up but now she's spitting up a Tbs every feeding and sometimes more. her gagging is random. is this reflux? either way, help would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I don't have experience with reflux but from reading post on here about it it's sounds like it's possible that she has reflux. I'm sorry I can't be of more help.
 

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How old is she? Was she born via c/s or was it a really quick birth? The gagging thing makes me think she might still have some mucous in her tummy. Mucusy babies tend to want to eat/nurse a lot because it feels like something is in their throat all the time and swallowing helps. The mucus usually has to come up and out as well because it's not easily digested.<br><br>
Unfortunately, these are also reflux symptoms. Is she overly fussy? Does she seem like she's in pain? If she is fussy, when is she most fussy: before, during or after a feed? Does she make chewing motions with her gums after a feed? Is she quite stuffy and snurgely? Sorry for the rapid fire questions, but more info is helpful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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How old is she? Spit up alone is okay. A tbs honestly doesn't sound like that much. When Maya was first born I would spend all this time feeding her and then she would spit up so much it would soak me, her, and the floor. Then I would cry about the loss of precious breastmilk and we'd do the feeding over again. Anyway, back to the point. Spit up without obviously symptoms of pain maybe be reflux, yes, but you don't need to do anything about it. If they are in pain, not gaining weight, crying for hours on end... then it is of concern.
 

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Katie- Olive is 8 days old so i highly doubt she swallowed something. i should have mentioned her age. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Was she born via c/s or was it a really quick birth?</div>
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nope and it wasn't a quick birth.<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Is she overly fussy? Does she seem like she's in pain? If she is fussy, when is she most fussy: before, during or after a feed? Does she make chewing motions with her gums after a feed? Is she quite stuffy and snurgely? Sorry for the rapid fire questions, but more info is helpful <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.</td>
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not overly fussy and she doesn't seem like she is in pain but seems uncomfy unless she is sitting up. she is most fussy before a feed. when she spits up she doesn't fuss but just spits up in a stream. not sure what this word means 'snurgely' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> but her nose is stuffy. thanks!
 

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She could still be trying to gag up amniotic fluid ect. Does she do a chewing motion with her mouth (kind of like a cow chewing) before she gags?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How old is she? Spit up alone is okay. A tbs honestly doesn't sound like that much. When Maya was first born I would spend all this time feeding her and then she would spit up so much it would soak me, her, and the floor. Then I would cry about the loss of precious breastmilk and we'd do the feeding over again. Anyway, back to the point. Spit up without obviously symptoms of pain maybe be reflux, yes, but you don't need to do anything about it. If they are in pain, not gaining weight, crying for hours on end... then it is of concern.</div>
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thanks! she has soacked throgh my shirt her outfit and onto the couch before. thats like a twice a day thing. she spits up a Tbs after every feeding. i guess it's weird to me because my other two never did this. no pain, that i can tell. so thankful for that!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She could still be trying to gag up amniotic fluid ect. Does she do a chewing motion with her mouth (kind of like a cow chewing) before she gags?</div>
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no, but i am going to look out for this. she did have problems getting all the fluid up at birth and choked on it for a bit afterwards.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i guess it's weird to me because my other two never did this. no pain, that i can tell. so thankful for that!</div>
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What is it with third babies?! My littyle guy has done all kinds of things my other two never did, I was anxious almost constantly the first few months (I'm sure some of that's was post-partem hormones too though).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What is it with third babies?! My littyle guy has done all kinds of things my other two never did, I was anxious almost constantly the first few months (I'm sure some of that's was post-partem hormones too though).</div>
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everyone warned me that the 3rd was always completely different and i just scoffed and thought 'yeah right! how different can they be?' yeah, they are NOTHING alike. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Is it projectile? When she spits up does it seem to have force behind it and it clears her face, hits her tummy or her toes? If it keeps up and gets worse, it'd be worth taking her in to rule out pyloric stenosis. It's not necessarily serious, but it can become so and it does need to be dealt with.<br><br>
Most babies have some degree of 'reflux' due to an immature sphincter and a short esophagus. Most outgrow it and it's not a problem unless she isn't gaining weight or seems to be in pain.<br><br>
Congratulations on the new little one, btw! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">:
 

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i just suctioned her nose (and pissed her off royaly!!) and got some bright yellow boogies. is there a conection?
 

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Oh, and 'snurgely' just means 'stuffy'. A stuffy nose can be a sign of abnormal reflux. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Is it projectile? When she spits up does it seem to have force behind it and it clears her face, hits her tummy or her toes? If it keeps up and gets worse, it'd be worth taking her in to rule out pyloric stenosis. It's not necessarily serious, but it can become so and it does need to be dealt with.<br><br>
Most babies have some degree of 'reflux' due to an immature sphincter and a short esophagus. Most outgrow it and it's not a problem unless she isn't gaining weight or seems to be in pain.<br><br>
Congratulations on the new little one, btw! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">:</div>
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thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
not projectile. projectile vomit scares the crap out of me! experinced that once with my first.<br><br>
another symptom is she is REALLY gassy. my first two hardly ever burped but this one is full of window vibrating burps.
 

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my son spit up during the first few weeks of life, but it wanst until he was a month old when he started to be in pain. he would scream during feedings, arched, never wanted to lay flat, slept poorly. these were all indictors that his reflux needed to be treated, because acid was damaging his esophogus. he was also very gassy, and after much experimenting and researching i found that many reflux babies are milk/soy protein intolerant. after a few weeks of being completely milk/soy free and being on meds for his reflux, his pain totally subsided and was able to eat comfortbly. he still spits up, but is no longer in pain and his esophogus isnt being damaged. i would watch and see if she is acting like she is in pain. it may take a few weeks to show up, if in fact, acid is coming up and hurting her. good luck.
 

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Have you tried eliminating dairy from your diet? This helped my kids immensely.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have you tried eliminating dairy from your diet? This helped my kids immensely.</div>
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that's my next step. and then soy.
 
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