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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: | 2018/06/14

Q.

15 Weeks (Months) Spitting up a lot, she’s also drooling a lot.

Hello doctor, thanks for the formula advice you gave me 2 months ago. The similac total comfort formula you suggested works very well for my baby and it also keeps her regular(poops at least once a day). However, since last week at 14 weeks she started spitting way more than usual after every feed and way after her feed. She’s just always spitting up and we change her bib 2-3 times after each feed. She also drools a lot. She weighs 6kgs and we feed her 120mls every 3.5 to 4hrs. However, for the most part she doesn’t seem to be troubled by the spit ups and smiles. Is this normal or? Because I’m worried that she’s not getting enough milk as most of the milk comes out. Thanks in advance.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/06/15

It is good to hear that the Similac Total Comfort suits your baby daughter. It is difficult to be sure about what is happening here with her bringing up some milk after every feed. The most likely explanation is that your baby is refluxing some of her milk after every feed. It is because she brings up a little milk after every feed that reflux is likely to be the cause. She seems to be largely untroubled by her reflux and is happy and content. She is probably also showing the first signs of teething as well which is probably why she is also drooling. As long as she is gaining weight, which she probably is, all is well. Her reflux should stop when she is about 6 months or so.

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