My 4-month-old son is spitting up/vomiting what looks like pieces of milk and saliva and then sometimes just white formula.
He has spitted up since 4 weeks but once he hit 4 months and when we began cereal/solids if we only give him formula he spits up/vomits 4/5 times before the next feeding.
I told the ped about it but she didn’t seem concerned or anything. He is sometimes in pain after eating from what seems like gas but when he actually spits up/vomits he does not seems to be in pain or discomfort. At times it seems to even make him feel better.
Does he need to eat more solids? Is it just because he is more active now?
Possible Reflux When Baby Spits Up
Your son might have a mild form of acid reflux. This is very common and usually not treated unless the baby is in pain or doesn’t gain weight as he should. Some babies just spit up more.
In most cases they grow out of it during their first year, and the more solid foods they eat the less spitting up. Also, the more time they spend in an upright position, the less spitting up.
Since your baby is now 4 months old, he will within a couple of months be able to sit up better, which often helps.
Other possible reasons for the spitting up could be food intolerance, which definitely could be the case, since he started vomiting more after the introduction of cereal and solids. An easy way to check that is to take away one of the solid foods at a time and see if you notice any improvement.
If you do feel that your baby is in pain or not gaining weight or could have some sort of intolerance, make sure you talk to his pediatrician about the possibility. The doctor can then give advice as well as, in severe cases of reflux, medication.
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