C.B. asks from Clinton, TN on August 02, 2007
Infant Baby Food - Clinton, TN
My child is 6 months old and cannot hold down solids. I've tried feeding a small jar and he will eat most of it but vomits (projects it across the room vomit) all of it up within an hour. Any advice/comments?
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Thank you everyone for your responses. He takes formula fine and will eat baby oatmeal and rice by spoon. It's when I feed him baby foods that he starts vomiting. We don't do much after he eats so the food can settle, but it's not really settling since he is throwing it all up. Anyway, I will try solids again this weekend and if he can't hold it down I'll call the ped. THANKS!
A.H. answers from Nashville on August 03, 2007
I agree with the previous poster...please check with your pediatrician if you haven't already. If the pediatrician doesn't seem to be concerned with the vomiting, then I would guess that maybe you should just hold off on solids for at least a couple of weeks and try again. Also, did you initially start solids with jar baby food? If so, maybe you should go back and just try adding a little rice cereal to some breast milk or formula (not in a bottle though...by spoon)instead. That is usually the first step to solids. Make it really thin at first and then gradually increase the thickness. Maybe your baby's system justs needs time to adjust. The jar baby food may just be too advanced at this stage.
M.T. answers from Nashville on August 03, 2007
Does he hold down milk? What kind of milk? Maybe he just isn't ready for solids. Breast milk is always better. Maybe he has a weak sphincter that closes after the food gets into your stomach so you don't have regurgitation. Is he being tossled around alot after he eats? I am not sure I would let this wait too long if I were you. I would ask my pediatrician about that one.
R.F. answers from Johnson City on August 03, 2007
i would get your dr. to set you up an appt. with a ped g.i. it sounds like your child is having gerd with solids , (reflux) it isnt uncommon that children have this with formula and sometimes children that never had it with formula will have it with solids .
L.W. answers from Memphis on August 03, 2007
I'd check with your pediatrician. He may not be ready, or it's even possible he's allergic to something in it (hopefully not!).
R.W. answers from Nashville on August 06, 2007
G.M. answers from Nashville on August 06, 2007
I don't know if this is still a problem but my fifteen month old was having the same trouble and they put him on liquid Zantac but it does not seem to help and he was breastfed and baby food. THen I found this site called (wholesomebabyfood.com) The recipies they had for homemade baby was so easy and did not take much time to make and my baby loved it. Once I started feeding him homemade baby food he stopped and my pediatrician said sometimes the the extra ingredients they use as perservatives in the jar baby food can cause reflux and even allergy problems. This was a big help and he is doing much better. By the way he started having this problem form birth, I forgot to mention that. I hope this information helps. G.
S.S. answers from Nashville on August 06, 2007
I think you should probably talk to your pediatrician. This does not sound normal. Your child could have severe reflux or another issue. Projectile vomiting at this age is unusual, but usually babies do better with solids than liquids. You may need to try preventative things like reflux meds or keeping the baby upright for 30min. after feeds.