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Milk coming out of nose and spitting up via mouth

Anonymous

My newborn baby is a week old and whenever we feed her, burp her for 15 minutes and put her down she spits up milk through her mouth and nose. How can I resolve this issue? What are good remedies, or over the counter medicines for this? The doctor recommended burping the baby very well, using a cool mist, and do not put the heater on in the room. Thanks!

  • Kerry
    Jan 13

    Is she formula or breastfed? How much does she eat at a time? It could be eating to much at once or it could be reflux. My son constantly spat up from birth(i though it was normal) then around 5/6 months he was puking his bottles and it would come out his mouth. We finally got on the spit up formula now almost a yr and he only pukes if he has too much in his belly. Not sure how not putting the heater on in her room would help, what temp is her room?

  • Marisa
    Jan 13

    My 6 mo did that for her first few weeks of life, too. She’s breastfed. (My first born was formula fed, and that never happened to her. Not sure if there’s a correlation.) Her pediatrician said it could have been bc she ate too much too fast, but it resolved itself. I think it only happened to her when she ate from the bottle instead of directly nursing. It’s sad to see it happen, but it should stop as her tummy grows.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 13

    If she's not fussy for hours at a time and still gaining weight then there isn't much you can do, but burp and keep her up right for 15 to 30 minutes. My formula fed son is the same way. At his 4 month check up is when they finally prescribed zantac for acid reflux. I also have him sleeping in the rock n play because he will spit up more laying down. Unless it's severe they won't diagnose or prescribe anything until after 3 months. You could try a little gripe water, as it helps hiccups, but always ask your doctor before giving them anything! And use a bulb suction to get the milk out of her nose. Have bibs and lots of extra clothes on hand, she will be okay!

  • Anonymous
    Jan 13

    My baby is formula feed and we are currently using Enfamil gentlease, 2oz every two and half to three hours. We burp her for 15 to 20 minutes and then have her sit up for another 30 minutes. However, we notice she is still spitting up and milk is coming out her nose. We think it’s the formula or reflux. Also, we have a cool mist in the room and it’s roughly 73 degrees every night, we use the bulb to take out the mucus, and nasal saline spray. Kerry what spit up formula did you use for the baby? I just got off the phone with the pediatrician and she said that it’s normal and for me to try breastfeeding. Thank you everyone for the comments! It was helpful!

  • Kerry
    Jan 13

    We use similac spit up. Its a green lid. Its the best for us. It has rice starch to thicken it a little more. We used similac pro advance first then pro sensitive had less probs on pro sensitive but still gassy and spit up. All his gas problems went away as well with being on the spit up formula. I dealt with constant soaked bibs and clothing changed and finally had enough so spoke to dr again so he said try the spit up. As we had try similac total comfort but that constipated him. The temp sounds good, we are in florida atm we have it a 75 with heat at night as its cooler and in summer its 76/75 with ac going. If its reflux try elevating the crib head a little too, @6/7 weeks old my baby was hating sleeping on his back so ended up tummy sleeping but in hindsight it could have been the reflux causing pain being on his back. Also be aware if your bottle feeding and want to breastfeed try the lowest nipple size and paced feeding otherwise baby wont take the breast as bottle will be easier. My son was in nicu for 5 days and bottle fed as he was 5 weeks early and we never got him latched properly on the boob and i didnt realize about the flow of bottles compared to the boob.

  • 2Boys&aDog
    Jan 13

    My breastfed baby did this for about the first two months of his life. It was horrifying and I had such anxiety because I was so afraid that he would choke while he was asleep. He outgrew it and while we were experiencing this we would just immediately sit him upright and use the bulb and nose Frida to suction out his nose.

  • Brianne
    Jan 13

    My son recieved a prescription because he was spitting up and upset over his reflux all the time. We tried everything. I really wanted to fix it without medicine but after 2 weeks of constant crying over the aggressive spitting up we asked the doctor about it. Immediately after we started giving it to him he stopped spitting up. We used it from 4 weeks-10 weeks then when we stopped using the medicine he was fine. I’m not sure for how long he actually needed it. If you’re desperate It might be a good idea to ask your doctor if they think it would help, I don’t think many jump to that suggestion unless asked.

  • Kim
    Jan 13

    My little is the same way. I try to keep him upright for at least 20 mins after feeding. Their little tummies are very underdeveloped at this age and spitting up is normal. My doc had me go dairy free for a month and it didn’t help. Now gluten free diet and he is much better.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 13

    I remember my baby doing this, if it’s not bothering her I wouldn’t worry about it. She might be over eating