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August 23rd, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Hey everyone
So I am new to this site, and have two girls...my oldest is six, and our newest addition is almost 12 weeks
I am breastfeeding, but my daughter spits up like crazy!!! literally i will be holding her and can hear it splatter on the floor behind me. This happens at least a couple times a day? Im worried she will choke on it.
she is gaining weight, and has plently of wet diapers a day...but I was just wondering if anyone else's baby spits up a lot?
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August 23rd, 2013, 09:31 PM
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First off welcome! It's probably not as much as you think. Does she seem happy or does it seem to bother her?

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August 23rd, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Thank you
I hope its not as much as I think...but I don't know, it looks like so much lol
sometimes it doesn't bother her, but sometimes it literally comes out her nose and she gets upset
She has choked on it before too, where it seems like she cant get a breath....then she gets really upset poor lil monkey
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August 23rd, 2013, 11:23 PM
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Welcome! I would say it could possibly be a few things she could have reflux or possibly you could have a strong letdown if it happens while your nursing. Butbitbsounds mostly like reflux.A few of us mamas have babies with reflux. My little guy has silent reflux and he does the choking thing sometime also but since his is silent reflux he doesn't do the projectile spit up. I make sure to burp him frequently and hold him upright for at least twenty minutes after a feed. Also a lot of us mamas with reflux babies have had alot of success with dairy free diets

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August 24th, 2013, 02:20 AM
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Does she get wheezy at all? Our daughter has reflux. In addition to spittting, she gets wheezy with a hoarse cry. The wheeze and hoarseness is the acid doing damage to the vocal cords, etc. If you hear this, I would say reflux. Alternatively, there are some babies who spit lots after they eat.

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August 24th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Thanks for all the advice, I'm going to bring up reflux at her next doctors visit and see what he says, from what I can tell it sounds like she may have it.
i'll try dairy free diet too...cant hurt although I guess i'll have to say goodbye to my ice cream addiction lol
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August 24th, 2013, 09:03 AM
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Welcome! My Henry has spit up come out of his nose at least once a day. His pedi said it is pretty common. My middle child had projectile spit up at every feeding. We have her meds for reflux because she screamed constantly and was obviously bothered by spitting up so much. Henry has quite a bit of spit up as well as symptoms of silent reflux (gulping and choking on spit up, wet hiccups), but we aren't using medication for it because it doesn't bother him. Reflux meds will not change the amount of spit up, they just reduce the acid content so it won't burn their throats. Around 6 months, the little flap that closes the stomach off from the esophagus will get stronger so you should see a dramatic decrease in spit up.

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August 24th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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My little one has reflux. She spits up about 20-25 times a day, if that gives you some perspective. She also gets gurgly and wheezy and she is pretty fussy in general. She is not gaining weight as quickly as she should. We are waiting on the insurance to authorize prevacid after 2 other meds have been unsuccessful. I hope your dr can help you out! And glad to have you here! Post a thread to introduce yourself and your baby to the group!
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