Why is my baby vomits always?

India
April 30, 2007 11:34pm CST
My Baby is 6 months old and we have introduced cerelac, juices, biscuits , milk and banana for her ..We use Nestle Lactogen 2 milk powder for her , when ever she drinks milk she will take out that and I am very upset because nothing remains in her stomach other wise the solids which we give she likes it much but I am worried to give solids all the time because she also needs milk feed..is it commone for the pre mature babies my baby was born 15 days earlier and also what will be best food which we can give them for energy and strenght..I am worried so much ple let me know ..today I am taking her to Peditrician....He was the one who is taking care of her since she was born ...I want my baby to be healthier..she is 6 months and now weighs only 6 kgs she improved a lot but I want her to be more healthier when she was born she is jut 2.25 kgs..Thank you!
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
2 May 07
Hey Ashley, My daughter was also light that after birth till about nine months old. she was 5.2lb. when she was born and everytime I fed her she would vomit, I also took her to the doctors but nothing was wrong she was probably just full. I worried so much but with each month came more weight gain. At 3 months she was alreadt 16lbs. now at one year and 7 months she weighs in at 42lbs. I am of chamorro decent, you probably never heard of such a nationality but anyways in our culture, a baby that vomits after eating will most likely be chubby before the age of one. I am no doctor but having experienced it with my daughter I can safely say, don't worry about it too much.
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• Philippines
2 May 07
this is a good first hand experience that you are sharing here, liyan. it is very informative. i have learned from this entry of yours, too. i believe that it is only proper that i'd give you my heartfelt thanks. no one can tell that this tip will become helpful for me in the future.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you very much Liyan! I am sure she will be chubby by one.....
@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
1 May 07
Your daugher sounds fairly healthy, my daughter was kg at 6 months old! 15 days early isn't really premature though, her in Australia, anything past 36 weeks is classed as full term so that wouldn't be the case. My daughter was eating quite a bit at 6 months so you're not doing anything wrong, she may be taking in too much air with the bottle or she may have a little reflux, you should speak to your doctor about it & he what he/thinks of the situation! Good Luck & i'm sure everything will be fine!
• Australia
1 May 07
Oops, i meant to say she was about 7kg at 6 months old!
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• India
3 May 07
Thank you very much!
@jackie75 (15)
• Philippines
1 May 07
Maybe because your baby's stomach is still full and that you still give her milk once again. Based on my experience, i give milk to my baby when he's about to crave for something or when he's crying its because we dont know if he is still full or not. Or 2-3 hours after her last meal is the best time to give them milk. Maybe about 3-4ml only.
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• India
3 May 07
Thank you very much! I normally give her the milk for every 21/2 hours .
• Indonesia
1 May 07
Your baby might have an allergy to something she eats or drinks. Why dont you try bringing her to an allergy doctor.
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• India
3 May 07
My Doctor solved the problem and she is not vomiting any more..Thanks yaar!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
1 May 07
I think you've introduced way too many different foods to her. At her age formula is supposed to be her main source of nutrition, the other things are just to experiment with. Also what do you mean by "milk"? You shouldn't be giving a baby that age cow's milk, especially one that is on Lactogen formula. That is for babies that have an intolerance to lactose which is found in cow's milk. That would explain the vomiting, her body can't handle milk and it's making her sick. A baby born 15 days early isn't usually considered premature so that shouldn't be an issue with her. She's small but not dangerously small. Check with the pediatrition on everything you're concerned about, he or she should be able to help you out or put your mind at ease.
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• India
3 May 07
Thank you! I have checked with him and he said nothing to worry, in fact her weight was increased and he asked us to start giving cow milk to her for few days and he also gave the medicine for vomitings..I am sure she will be fine !
@PsychoDude (2018)
• Netherlands
1 May 07
6 months for a girl 6kg is on the 5 percentile score. What that means is that she is on the bar of which 5% of the kids have as weight or less. Depending on how her growth has been so far this might be reason for some concern or not. The problem with throwing up a lot is that the baby doesn't take up enough food, meaning she doesn't get the needed amount of food to grow. Causes for the throwing up can be quite a lot, as mentioned already GERD could be a cause, allergy could be a possibility, etc. Especially a milk allergy is quite common with about 2~3% of all infants being affected with it.
• United States
1 May 07
That's right , my son actually has a milk and soy allergy and has to be on a speicial formula..
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
1 May 07
I have three kids and I never gave so many to a small baby. While introducing a new item also first we will give diluted one and small proportion and then slowly increase the measure and also the thickness part i.e. adding more powder or if it is cow's milk then make it less watery and add less water. Further your baby is already premature. Hence digestive system may also be delicate. Till it is settled go slow. However the child is under a pediatrician. So ultimately he is the better judge. But you be cautious.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
hi there, good thing that you are consulting roth your pedia about your baby's condition, try to ak her if your child needs a lacto free kind of milk. ( I had the same experience with my daughter so I was advised to change her milk formula. ) happy mothering!
• India
19 Jul 07
Sure, I will do that but please let me know if any milk products we can give to our babies other than Lactogen ..Suggest me some best milk products which are free from lacto, any which ways my baby stopped vomting thank you!
• Philippines
2 May 07
you are dealing with the problem properly. only the doctor can give his expert opinion on the matter. take good care of your premature child. usually, they grow up to be way above the others in their intellectual capabilities. most of them, i know, make it to the honor roll at school. make sure though, that you will never put pressure on your child to be on top of the class when he gets to be in school already. one mom i know who committed this error, now has his son gone a mentally disturbed person. his mom drove his son so much to be always number 1 in school.
• India
3 May 07
Oh is it? Thank you so much..I will never do that to my daughter
• Philippines
2 May 07
I am not a doctor so I cant answer this question that much but my sister's baby was tih us the other day and she let out some milk a few times while crawling and I asked if that's bad that she's like vomiting. my aunt who is a med specialist told us that its because of her position on the bed, she's crawling and her stomache might be getting squeezed, so that's ok. but if she vomits even if she's comfortably sit, there's a problem.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you.
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
1 May 07
There is a possibility that your baby may have acid reflux disease. I know that sounds odd for a baby but I type reports as a medical transcriptionist and I have heard of several cases like this. If it keeps up your doctor might want to refer your baby to a gastroenterologist (doctor who specializes in stomach problems). Hope this will help you some.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
• United States
1 May 07
Something you may want to check out. See if the baby formula has iodine it. Is she is allergic to iodine she will be throwing up alot. The only formula that doesn't have iodine is Carnation good Start. I found it by accident. My daughter was always throwing up and the doctors couldn't find a reason. Kept sating try a different formula, put her on rice cereal(in her botle at 1 month old). I tried everything. When she was six months old I was reading labels. all the baby formulas contained iodine except the carnation. Tried that and the vomitting stopped. This may be the case with your child,and it may not. Just something to think about.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
• Canada
1 May 07
Y ou have to try diffenent foods figure it out.... she will eat what she like s and eventually she will get used to solid foods she needs time thats all....every child is different she needs time to adjust.......take your time and be patient with her she will come around.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
• United States
1 May 07
Your child probably has reflux which is commonly referred to as GERD, since it only happens with liquids. My son is a special needs child who was born 10 weeks early and has alot of significant problems one of which being is GERD. He only spits as they call it with liquid. We have to thicken his formula with cereal, which really helps. Is she projectile vomiting? If you aren't sure what that means, it's kinda like a waterfall and happens quickly. My son used to do that and make across the room. Also make sure you make her sit upright for at least 30 minutes after a feed. Consult your doctor and if diagnosed with reflux disorder they may put her on medications to control it. My son takes numerous meds. for it, Reglan, Axid, and Prilosec. With all these things together we have seen a huge difference. Hope this was helpful. Good luck.
• India
3 May 07
Thank you!
• India
1 May 07
i am feeding my son of 6 months all the things u have mentioned.. i even give him boiled and mashed potato, soft cooked rice, tender coconut water.. orange juice. and he is doing fine.. i mean he also puts it out at times.. but i am not much worried about that.. ur daughter will be fine... this is very normal..
• India
3 May 07
Thank you very much!
@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
1 May 07
It sounds to me like your daughter is growing quite well...she is actively gaining weight. When you say milk I assume that you are referring to formula as cow's milk would not be a safe choice at this age.... Unless she is vomiting with a great "force" behind it...she is probably getting too much air on her stomach...are you still burping her?? Are you holding her in your arms while feeding her or lying her down with the bottle propped up?? This can cause additional air intake. Please discuss these concerns with your pediatrician as that will be your best source of information....Are you aware that your babies stomach is about very small?? When feeding a child, a good rule of thumbs, is to feed them about 2 tablespoons per year of life per serving..... Again, I will say that if she is actively gaining weight then she is probably doing well....but ask your pediatrician, because it will make you feel better to hear that you are doing just fine with her care. Good luck and have a blessed day!
• India
3 May 07
Thank you for you suggestion!
• Malaysia
1 May 07
first .. i think that your baby is not used the food you're giving to her.. i think you need to change the type of food you're currently giving it to her..okay.. i hope you're not offended here.. let's take an example.... i used to feed my dog with different types of food too.. and the result.. he will vomit back if the food doesn't suits him.. i think it's the same case.. second.. i think you didn't make her burp after eating? last time my mother told that she need to make my sister burp before putting her into sleep as it will cause her to vomit suddenly.. i don't know whether it's true or not..but i did witness once.. so. i hope this helps :)