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Old 07-03-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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spitting up/reflux VS too much?

My son is 2 weeks old and was 10lbs 15oz at birth. We did try breastfeeding.

He is now bottle/formula fed and over the past couple of days, he's gotten super fussy in the middle of the day. He takes 4oz at a time, every three hours or so.

He's started to do this thing where he roots around like he wants more, but when you put the bottle in his mouth he freaks out and cries and he'll just grab and claw and kick and scream. About once a day or so he'll spit up an entire bottle. Sometimes immediately and sometimes after a while so it's all curdled and somewhat digested.

He is fine at night. He generally sleeps 3 or 4 hours at a time and his night feedings so far haven't been interupted by this *knock wood*.

I don't know if this is normal newborn throwing up/spitting up or if I should be worried if it has reflux. The times in the afternoon concern me because he seems to be so uncomfortable.

Any input is appreciated.



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Old 07-08-2008, 09:48 PM   #2
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Re: spitting up/reflux VS too much?

My daughter did the same think and i was at a loss, it even went as far as droppping my milk supply to where i could not breast feed anymore, i finally got the dr to do something about it and found out that she had reflux really really bad. They put her on two meds, which are really expensive. Now we are crossing our fingers that she is almost grown out of it. The screaming i found out was that she was in pain from eatting and the reflux burning to the point where she would go long times with out eatting or eatting very little. Hope this help. Hang in there.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: spitting up/reflux VS too much?

Sounds like reflux to me, especially the fighting feeding and spitting up whole bottles. My DS was diagnosed with reflux at 6 weeks, and he did the same things. Feeding him was such a nightmare, because either he would throw it up or scream halfway through (usually after burping, because the acid was burning his throat).

He's been on Prevacid since then, and it's been wonderful! I would check things out with your Pedi, but don't be surprised if they write it off as normal baby behavior. It took three visits and much working with my Pedi to get him on meds.
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