Formula All Over Mommy Not In Baby S Belly

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Duffchick - February 2

OK, so I am a first time new mother and I have gotten to the point where I am so frustrated with feeding my child. In the hospital I tried my hardest to br___tfeed, but he was too big (8lb 15oz) and wanted more than I could supply him so I had to supplement with a bottle. He did get the good stuff, but at 5 weeks old, I have him completely on a bottle. I gave up on br___tfeeding. Now he won't stop burping up his formula. He does have exorsist burps but not all the time. He is what we call a happy spitter, where he doesn't cry, it just all comes up. I have him on a gentle on baby's belly formula and the doctor gave me zantac drops to help. This morning at 2am he ended up burping all over me and at his next feeding he went through two burp rags. I am at my wits end with this. At his 1 month doctor's appointment he had gained weight, but it just doesn't seem to be getting better. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to keep him from spitting so much up? Thanks in advance.

 

mandee25 - February 2

Duffchick, I would also like to know because my 10 week old ds is spitting up a lot too although still growing like a weed. A few things that can help is holding your baby upright for 10-15 minutes after a feed and try not to jostle him around too much. Be as gentle as you can. I hope someone else has a suggestion.

 

ry - February 2

Hmm, I could be wrong but I think if they spit up a lot they need a thicker formula. Enfamil makes one specifically for babies that spit up alot. This has some tips: enfamil.com/app/iwp/Content.do?id=-8801 Hope this helps!

 

Duffchick - February 2

Thanks you two for the suggestions. I do use the Enfamil formula and try not to move of jostle him, but I can keep him as still as possible and all of the sudden he will burp everywhere. I have tried to trick him with a pacifier so he is relaxed, I have tried smaller bottled with more feedings, it just doesn't help. I feel so bad, but at the same time I am so frustrated with it. Thanks,

 

mandee25 - February 2

I just googled "babies spitting up" and there is a ton of info.

 

18wbabynov - February 2

well, my dd spits up a lot too, and the dr said to burp her more frequently so that the gas escapes more slowly, and not all at once- causing a HUGE mess! good luck with your little one!

 

Deirdra - February 2

Do you think maybe its a milk allergy? Ask you ped about enfamil nutramigen...i sware by it...

 

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