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May 29, 2010
solids question
My twins are 6 1/2 months and have been eating solids 2x/day for a little while. My boy spits up frequently and sometimes mid-meal. Should I stop feeding him once he spits up? Is that a sign that he is full? He will usually keep eating whatever I am feeding him and will spit it up later if I don't stop before he gives me cues that he is full. Am worried that he is not learning proper cues that he is full. Any suggestions?
May 29, 2010
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
well i am not really sure about cues for reflux babies. in my experience with emily, if she spit up- she was done. but from what you are saying he keeps eating so he may not be affected by the spitting up. and spitting up after meals is also common for every baby. If he is bothered by it you can change or try a couple things.
first, you can try to change the position in where you are feeding him. a bouncer seat with a mild incline or an exersaucer seems to work well for a lot of relfuxers, and keeping them upright for at least 30 mins after eating helps too.

and second, you could do a few small solid meals a day or try to keep the solid feedings separate from formula feedings.

third if he is spitting up without pain or crying you could try adding in cereal to his solids sometimes that will keep things down.

and fourth he also may just need more time to adjust to eating solids to figure out his actual "cues" it's a learning process for you both, it's an even deeper learning curve for us moms with reflux babies so keep in mind if he is not in pain the spitting up is probably fine. but if he is in pain tell your dr and ask for more suggestions. good luck!
Check with your
doctor first!