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My dd is 3 months old, and appears to have an aversion to spicy food, which seems to be all I eat <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> She never gets particularly fussy, but she'll spit up A LOT out of her mouth and nose if I eat anything spicy.<br><br>
My question is, how much should I alter my diet? Is the projectile spit up causing her harm? It's much better if I eat smaller portions, but she still spits up some. Is it enough to just eat half-portions, or should I severely limit the spicy stuff if I know it bothers her?<br><br>
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Take it out of your diet completely until your sure about what is bothering her. It might only be one particular food (like orange juice or something) and not just everything spicy. Add things back one at a time (get used to this if it's what your going to do come time for solids) until she's not spitting up so much or at all. Now some babys just spit up and it has nothing to do with diet. A few babies that I knew had bad allergic reations (to things like soy, or dairy) and spit up like your describing with your dd. I'm sure some other moms here will give you some other words of wisdom, good luck to you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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wow. im kinda having the same problems except my dd spits up almost after every meal but its not projectile or anything. next week my dh goes out of town so im going to just eat brown rice and water and then slowly introduce other foods to see if that helps..<br>
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Im having the same problem with mine. shes 3 mos and she has projectile vomit - she actually just did it last night, and im not sure if its what im eating or if shes just gorging herself. i bf on demand. ive cut out spicy food and dairy so im just at a loss. It doesnt seem to bother her, but its a lot of food that comes back up. sometimes its while shes eating and sometimes its after shes eaten - so it cant always be too much let down which is what ive found as an answer online. If anyone has any suggestions or if this is normal please let me know . . . .<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">wow. im kinda having the same problems except my dd spits up almost after every meal but its not projectile or anything. next week my dh goes out of town so im going to just eat brown rice and water and then slowly introduce other foods to see if that helps..<br>
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Brown rice and water is not enough to live on. I never reccomend a total elimination diet unless things are extreme or other eliminations have been made w/ no difference. If you still want to do the TED, I would look at what Dr. Sears has to say and follow his diet.<br><br>
Unless baby is having problems w/ the spit up, like it's burning their throat, I'd leave things be. Now, the op who has baby spitting up out his nose, that's a different issue and I would try to find the culprit. Some babies are just spitters, it's a laundry issue then. I'm daiyr, soy, and egg free and Evan still has to be on meds for his reflux. He's finally doing much better and we have been able to narrow down some of the foods he's tried that have caused him problems.
 

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My son did this, and the ped said not to worry unless he wasn't gaining weight. We did have a GI done, and found that he had pretty bad reflux. Turns out, it was mostly due to dairy products. Later on I found out that we BOTH have an allergy to it. I would definitely try to find the culprit, especially since it can't be at all comfortable.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Brown rice and water is not enough to live on. I never reccomend a total elimination diet unless things are extreme or other eliminations have been made w/ no difference. If you still want to do the TED, I would look at what Dr. Sears has to say and follow his diet.<br><br>
Unless baby is having problems w/ the spit up, like it's burning their throat, I'd leave things be. Now, the op who has baby spitting up out his nose, that's a different issue and I would try to find the culprit. Some babies are just spitters, it's a laundry issue then. I'm daiyr, soy, and egg free and Evan still has to be on meds for his reflux. He's finally doing much better and we have been able to narrow down some of the foods he's tried that have caused him problems.</div>
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wow thank you momma. im going to look at dr.sears site now to see what to do. its weird b/c for me this just came out of nowhere my little one os 5 week and was fine till last week and i didnt change my diet at all buti figure it cant hurt to see if it is related to my diet.oh and i forgot to mention,too that my dd has green poo about once day and oh so much gas <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br>
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p.s. how would i know if its burning her throat?
 

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Nicole, It sounds like you may have food issues w/ your little one. Those generally show around 5 wks. Evan has reflux and he'll cry a lot, and want to nurse all the time (though some babies refuse toeat), he arches his back, and doesn't sleep. Pretty much he's just always unhappy when his meds don't work. I would personally try going dairy/soy freefirst before doing the TED. It's a very hard diet and I think too many people jump straightto that when dairy andsoy are your major problem causers. I have lots of info on safe foods etc if you want to trydairy/soy freefirst, you can pm me.<br><br>
ETA: Are you vegan? It won't take much to rid you of all dairy proteins if you are. You could try that and then do soy as that's probably a big part of your diet. Eggs aren't the problem then are they? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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My DD was a spitty baby. In retrospect, I realize that was b/c I have very forceful letdown and oversupply. I didn't know about treating either problem and DD would often spit up after a meal, then eat her fill again.<br><br>
W/ DS, I read about forceful let down and oversupply while trying to find info on how much gassiness is normal for a newborn. When I realized that I had all the symptoms of oversupply and forceful let down, I felt kind of stupid. I started feeding DS on one side only for at least a couple of feeds at a time and the issue had completely tamed. He has not become a spitter like his sis.
 

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thank you momma, yeah im vegan so i have no dairy in my diet so i guess i should just start with eliminating soy then? i didnt realize food problems show up around 5 weeks. i was wondering why this started out of the blue!! so i gues it doesnt matter that i ate these foods while pregnant, iwas hoping then she would be ok with them once she was born <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> oh well.<br>
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Nicole, do you eat much processed foods? Crackers, etc? Things you wouldn't think about having dairy in them? I have a list of ingredients for both dairy and soy ifyou're interested.
 

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we carefully check everything for dairy,all the hidden terms/ingredients but i would love thelist of ingredients. im already noticing soy in everything! yikes!!<br>
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I just read on kellymom.com that packaged foods have a U in a circle on them (Kosher markings) if they are dairy free--this has been a HUGE help to me so I don't have to read labels all the time.
 

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You really want to look for the word parve or pareve. AllKosher is not dairy free.
 

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The U in a circle is the marking for parve <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;">Im having the same problem with mine. shes 3 mos and she has projectile vomit - she actually just did it last night, and im not sure if its what im eating or if shes just gorging herself. i bf on demand. ive cut out spicy food and dairy so im just at a loss. It doesnt seem to bother her, but its a lot of food that comes back up. sometimes its while shes eating and sometimes its after shes eaten - so it cant always be too much let down which is what ive found as an answer online. If anyone has any suggestions or if this is normal please let me know . . . .<br><br>
jessica<br><br>
mother to autumn rose <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bouncy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bouncy"> and katelyn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/baby.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="baby"><br><a href="http://www.jowensart.com" target="_blank">www.jowensart.com</a></div>
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Hmm, this sounds similar to what my first did a few times around that age. I checked Dr. Sears' THe Baby Book and what she did sounded like how he described it when the baby is just overfull. She had such a high need for sucking, she would suck on that boob until she was gorged and it would just whoosh back up, all over me. Didn't bother her a bit, as she wasn't really sick or anything, it was just a reflex (not reflux!) Then she would eat some more as her stomach was empty. After it happened a few times I wised up and would interrupt a marathon sucking session and offer a pacifier, and she'd suck on it for all she was worth. And this was a baby that normally never took a pacifier at all!<br><br>
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