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6 month old spits up milk during tummy time, 2-3 hours after feeding

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People tell me to wait an hour after feeding to put baby on tummy time, so that he won't spit up while he's on his tummy. But it can be 2-3 hours after feeding, and he still spits up multiple times. All that wasted milk, all that cleaning up. All the frustration. He's only awake and alert for about 1-2 hours between naps and night sleep, and awake for only 4 out of 24 hours in total. So if I'm waiting 2-3 hours, or longer, then he's not getting tummy time for the day, and everyone says daily tummy time is important. So how do we do this without the spit up!?

  • Alexis
    Mar 13

    Your baby might have bad acid reflex. My daughter pukes enough that her clothes end up being soaked. Her doctor told me to feed her a little less formula then i do normally. My daughter has acid reflex problems.

  • Kerry
    Mar 13

    My son used to spit up alot generally after meals but he ended up on similac spit up formula which was thicker and it helped big time. Im guessing he had some mild reflux. Also is there a reason he is only awake 4hrs out of 24. My little one at 6 months was sleeping about 14hrs a day 3 naps and night time sleep. 20hrs of sleep a day for a 6 month old seems to be alot to me.

  • K
    Mar 13

    Tummy time is important, but don’t freak out if he doesn’t do it a few times. Give yourself a break. Also, it counts as yummy time when he is resting belly down on you. The incline might help.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 13

    My son is also 6 months old and has had mild acid reflux. It is usually the worst between 4 and 6 months, he took zantac between those months but is now doing a lot better. My pediatrician told me being on his stomach will help his reflux, but spit up just comes with the territory. And I agree with what the other person wrote about sleep at 6 months, 20 hours seems like a lot. Mine sleeps about 12 hours at night and will generally take 45 minute naps 3 times a day, and feeding usually takes 15 to 30 minutes 6+ times a day, wouldn't leave much time to do anything else if he slept that much!

  • Jen
    Mar 13

    I would call your pediatrician just to get their opinion or make an appointment and I’m not wanting to scare you by any means I’m sure your baby is fine but maybe the formula needs to be changed. Are you breastfeeding? Acid reflux might be the underlying cause. I do think he also is sleeping more than a typical baby at 6 mos. with that being said I know doctors are also keen on milestones and I have a 6 year old who didn’t meet many milestones and took off with them a couple years ago and is happy and healthy. My concern is the nutrition your little guy is missing out on (by spitting up) and that he’s sleeping as much as he is.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 14

    Babies spit up. It doesn't matter how long since a feeding, people just say an hour so the stomach has more time to settle. If your baby has acid reflux you would most likely see him arching his back, screaming in pain, etc. My daughter had it and it was very obvious that it wasn't the normal spit up. My daughter is 17mo, has never slept through the night. At 6mo she had about 10 hours of sleep at night. Most days I was lucky to get a 1 hour nap out of her.

  • Shanon
    Mar 14

    Sounds like reflux... Hi my son had severe reflux! He is almost 11 months and it’s finally slowing down. Similac spit up formula helped a lot with preventing spit up.