Throwing up bottle feed
My 3 month old baby girl throws up the bottle feed atleast 2-3 times everyday..both expressed breastmilk and formula feed...its a reflux immediately after drinking or in between when bottle is in her mouth also she will throw up..she also moves here and there and restless during bottle feed so we are unable to keep bottle in proper position through out bottle feed..please suggest solution..
Doctor Answers (1) on Throwing up bottle feed
Since you are bottle feeding, Try giving small amounts of feed at shorter intervals instead of large feeds. Also burp after every 30-60 ml. Burp even in between feeds if the need be. You can also try making her sleep on her side or in a reclining position in a pram or carry cot or car seat. This seems to help certain babies Babies with reflux are fussy during feeds, due to the reflux itself
If your baby's reflux still doesn't improve, you can consult your pediatrician regarding reflux medication. In my opinion medicines are only necessary if the baby is losing weight or unable to gain weight.
If the child is feeding well and gaining weight, meds are not necessary as they outgrow their reflux by 6-8 months, once they start sitting as also as thicker/ solid foods are started by then. Also there is some evidence suggesting dairy allergy as the cause of GER in some babies. Eliminating dairy foods from mother's diet may help, but results will take atleast 6-8 weeks to show.
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