Baby Dry Heaves?

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Baby Dry Heaves?

I've noticed a couple of times when Rileigh is sleeping that she seems to dry heave. That is the best way to describe it. She does like 2-3 heaves and then she is fine. I always run to her to try to lean her forward so that if she does throw up it comes out. It kind of concerns me and my friend mentioned today it could be reflux? I'm asking the doctor tomorrow about this but it is so strange. Have you ever experienced this with your kid/s?

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I was actually going to mention reflux too. Lukus would gag/dry heave every once in a while as well. He has reflux and just got put on meds yesterday. BUT he also spit up a lot and would scream in pain and there was nothing I could do to console him. When you are feeding her does she arch her back? That is one major sign of reflux issues. All of my boys have had it and that was my main indicator with DS2 and Lukus that something was wrong. With DS1 I was clueless and he never got treated for it and I feel so bad for that. I think that might be where part of his eating issues came from. Beee

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"kridda_88" wrote:

I was actually going to mention reflux too. Lukus would gag/dry heave every once in a while as well. He has reflux and just got put on meds yesterday. BUT he also spit up a lot and would scream in pain and there was nothing I could do to console him. When you are feeding her does she arch her back? That is one major sign of reflux issues. All of my boys have had it and that was my main indicator with DS2 and Lukus that something was wrong. With DS1 I was clueless and he never got treated for it and I feel so bad for that. I think that might be where part of his eating issues came from. Beee

No she doesn't arch her back when she eats. But we started mylecon drops very early because one night she was just unconsoleable. So since then she has been fine. This week she just started spitting up during feeds. Doc said that when she had eaten too much she would spit up. So I haven't been too concerned about that. I just thought it was odd that she dry heaves. I'll definitely be asking the doc about it tomorrow.

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I am thinking reflux and with the fussy time and dry heaves but also maybe it's the formula. What kind are you using?

Maybe trying a formula that has the protiens broken down some might help like enfamil genltease or similac sensative the orange can. It might help.

Kup on how the dr appt. Goes

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"Mommyin0406080912" wrote:

I am thinking reflux and with the fussy time and dry heaves but also maybe it's the formula. What kind are you using?

Maybe trying a formula that has the protiens broken down some might help like enfamil genltease or similac sensative the orange can. It might help.

Kup on how the dr appt. Goes

We are using Enfamil Newborn with mylecon in each bottle. In the hospital they tried to switch her to Gentlease and she spit that up immediately and wouldn't eat. So we went back to the Newborn. She does fine just only has spit up occasionally and then the dry heaves. I'll let you knwo what the doc says.

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Are you powder or ready to feed? Carolina refuses the powder I have no idea why! But the ready feed she gulps but were still having problems with feeding so who knows!