For today’s mom talk post, I want to talk about the glamorous topic of spit up. Last week I asked my Instagram followers what they did for their spit-uppy babies and got well over 400 responses. It was amazing, and I felt so grateful to have such an amazing community of moms by my digital side. But then I received a ton of questions asking me to share the responses. Clearly I couldn’t share them all, so I’m hoping that all of you mamas comment below with your tips below to help out anyone else having this problem.
Here’s our story…
Amalia started spitting up around 6 weeks. It was just a little here or there and I wasn’t too concerned. Then, suddenly, at 14 weeks, things went totally crazy. She was throwing up seemingly everything she ate whether it was from bottle or breast. She wasn’t fussy, but it was still disturbing to see as a mom.
To remedy it, this is what I did:
1. Feed her as upright as possible whether from bottle or breast (we use Dr. Brown’s bottles, BTW)
2. Watch what I eat (no garlic, cauliflower, etc, cut back on dairy and sugar)
3. Hold her upright for at least 20 minutes after each feed.
4. Give her probiotics every morning.
5. Burp her between breasts and halfway through a bottle
Despite all of that, she’s still spitting up regularly after feedings. We called our pediatrician who mirrored what most of you said on Instagram: Amalia is a “happy spitter” and it’s more of a laundry problem than anything else. She should grow out of it by six months or so.
As long as she’s not in pain, I can handle the laundry. I bought this set of 10 terry cloth bibs and she goes through at least three per day. The bandana ones are cute but if there’s a lot of vom, it gets everywhere. Trust.
So tell me, what did you do for your babies who spit up? Any tips for this frustrated mama?
Reminder: Mom talk is made up of shorter posts where I share a “momproblem” I’m having and ask for your advice. The idea is that all moms can benefit from the comments below! Have an idea for mom talk? Send it my way: firstname.lastname@example.org