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5-Month-Old Baby Suddenly Throwing Up All Her Formula

My 5-month-old has all of a sudden started throwing up all of her formula. We haven’t changed anything from the day she was born, she eats Similac Advance.

She seems to be feeling fine other than the vomit, but she starts spitting up from the minute she’s done feeding, and it continues until her next bottle. (about 3 hours later)

Baby Help Line:

Why A 5 Month Old May Suddenly Spit Up More

There are a number of reasons why a baby may start vomiting all of a sudden, even without a change of diet.

Has she had a cold lately? Some babies throw up easily and mucus mixed with the formula may make them throw up long after they were actually ill.

Other possibilities are a stomach bug, ear infection or urinary tract infection.

Then of course you have acid reflux and milk protein allergy, although both of these should probably have appeared earlier than at 5 months.

Actually, I’d probably talk to a doctor. Is your daughter spitting up or really vomiting? If this continues for more than a day or two, talk to a doctor even if your girl seems healthy in all other aspects. No point in taking chances when it comes to a little baby!

Also watch for signs of illness of course and of dehydration.

Good luck!

Paula

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Jan 23, 2012

Please help

by: Jamie


My son has had the same problem. He was doing fine on Simalic Advance Ready to Feed from birth to 5 months and suddently started this. Has been to the dr. They have tried him on several different types of formulas (Simalic Advance which he’s been on since birth till 5 months, Simalic Soy, Simalic Senstive and now Simalic Alimentum) and he still takes his bottle (cut him back from 7oz 4x a day to 5oz 5x a day) and he still gets puffed eyes, gags some, and throws up a month to 2 mouths full almost every bottle. The doctor has now put him Simply Thick to thicken his formula which cut it down some, to about a mouth full but is still gagging and so on off and on till his next feed. My son does have a shunt from water on the brain at birth but has had a CT scan done, Should I ask the dr to go a urinalise (I know I misspelled). PLEASE if anyone can help, email me JLJ984@yahoo.com. Thank you!


Feb 05, 2012

same issue

by: Anonymous


My son is 6 months and same issue. He is breastfed and a few bottles here and there. It seems like everytime he gets a bottle he throws it up. He used the similac ready to feed in the hospital after he was born because he had low blood sugar. I am going to try good start-I used that with my daughters and they seemed to do better.


Mar 29, 2012

Think we might have a Milk Intolerance

by: MyloEmma


My son just turned 5 mos. and yesterday and today has been spitting up more than usual (2-3 times between 4 hr. interval feedings). It’s hard to say what it is exactly since he has been on carrots for a week, and has graduated from rice cereal to the mixed rice/wheat cereal. He has had bad cradle cap that I’ve been keeping in check with “cradle cap care” but doesn’t seem to be clearing up and is reminiscent of what a previous post deemed a “rash in the forehead area”. He started out on breast milk but my production was not enough and he was supplementing with 2 oz. of enfamil every feeding (per my lactation consultant) and after his first 2/3 mos. of life I still was not producing enough, it seemed I was supplementing with breast milk instead, and weened him to strictly enfamil premium. I tried Similac Alimentum, but it made him gassy. So we’ve been using the enfamil premium and his throwing up has just become a problem. I will be trying the Similac Soy Advance with his next feeding and hopefully this will negate his spitting up. He is a very happy baby, otherwise, and if no change for the better is seen with using a soy product, I will be checking with our pediatrician regarding the corn syrup allergy. I will post again with any changes…


Oct 11, 2012

My 7 month old throws up without oatmeal in her bottle

by: Ashley Moore


My 7 month old daughter cannot keep formula down without oatmeal we have tried every formula and nothing has worked she has had oatmeal in her bottle since she was 2 months old cuz its the only way she can keep her bottle down. We have been to the dr and he said she had acid reflux but he said it would go away at 5 months. I belive it has but still she cannot have a bottle without oatmeal. Im at my wits end with it. Were on wic but they only give us 3 small boxes a month and thats not enough and buying a few boxes each week is getting exspensive. If anyone has any answers for me please email me at im_his_pet_only@yahoo.com Thank you


Oct 12, 2012

Being 7 months old and still throwing up

by: Paula (EasyBabyLife)


Ashley,

I don’t know why your Dr told you that reflux disappears at 5 months or maybe you misinterpreted what he said. It can go away at that age, but it can also continue a lot longer, even after the first birthday.

It is great that you have found oatmeal to help. Does solid food help too, if you have introduced it yet? For most reflux babies solids are a lot easier to keep down than formula.

If you have reasons to believe that your baby’s reflux really is gone, and she can still not keep the formula down, you might want to look into if she is sensitive to the lactose or milk protein in the formula. Have you tried soy formula, lactose free formula or hydrolysate formula? Any of these may help depending on if she would be intolerant to lactose or allergic to milk protein. Some babies are allergic both to milk and soy protein, and in such case a hydrolysate formula can really help.

Also take your baby back to the doctor – or to another one, especially if she seems to be in pain of isn’t gaining weight as she should.

I hope this helps,

Paula


Nov 09, 2012

no soy for boys

by: Anonymous


DO NOT GIVE YOUR BABY BOYS SOY FORMULA! The soy messes with their hormones!!!


Jan 22, 2013

9 month old boy suddenly throws up formula in sleep.
by: Anonymous


I have a 9 month old boy which is a very happy baby. He has never had any problems except as a baby he had colic. Today he has grew out of that stage and ready to explore. Last night he begin to throw up formula out his mouth. The amount off formula didn’t seem normal to me. He is currently on Similac Alimental. Im not sure if this is serious or not? I pray that it is not a stomach virus. He wont drink none of his formula and im sure he is hungry. What should i do? Has this happened before to anyone else?


Apr 11, 2013

baby throwing up

by: Anonymous


It seems to me that a lot of the babies that are throwing up like this are on Similac, that’s what my daughter is on! My daughter is 8 months old and this has happened for the 3rd time that she has projectile vomited up her whole bottle…in a spanof time tho. She get very very weak and wants to go right to sleep, she was on what they call baby zantac till she was almost 4 months old and had to take her off because it caused her to have belly aches bad…but she was fine up until recently when I noticed she is spitting up morem she is on similac sensitive as well…ishe is teething and I didn’t know if that could be a symptom or part of her doing thos or is her reflux acting up again..any suggestions? I’m calling the doctor tomorrow!


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