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Foods for regurgy baby 6.5 months

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#1 SuburbanPlum

Posted 25 January 2019 - 07:25 AM

Hi all

Has anybody had success with particular solid foods for a baby who has constantly vomited milk since birth? Paediatrician supported starting DS2 on solids at 4.5 months and he's taken well to purees (as recommended) and the odd soft finger food. Yet the vomiting continues, now technicolour! He throws up less after solid meals but still loses a fair bit. I'm wondering if I should dial back the milk too (mixed feeding owing to supply issues since birth).
Any advice welcome :)

#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 27 January 2019 - 04:43 PM

Mine (3 children) all vomited until 15-18m of age. Just time to improve the lower esophagus sphincter muscle. Solids did nothing but make colourful chunky stain vomit.

Crawling/walking just meant the chuck was found further afield.


Edited by Veritas Vinum Arte, 27 January 2019 - 04:44 PM.

#3 afterlaughter

Posted 27 January 2019 - 10:24 PM

I have had more success with finger foods than purée in preventing vomiting. My daughter starting power chucking purée during a bad reflux week but we have not had one again in last month. I wouldn’t be dialing back milk at only 6.5 months as it’s still primary mode of nutrition for quite a bit longer.

#4 Wonderstruck

Posted 28 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

View PostVeritas Vinum Arte, on 27 January 2019 - 04:43 PM, said:

Mine (3 children) all vomited until 15-18m of age. Just time to improve the lower esophagus sphincter muscle. Solids did nothing but make colourful chunky stain vomit.

Crawling/walking just meant the chuck was found further afield.


Same here. My reflux toddler power spewed from birth till 18 months. She improved slightly on walking.

We also found the spew particularly bad on solids and at 14 months found out she wasnt chewing so it was making things worse.

We see a feeding speechie and she still cant do mixed textures.

Try bite and dissolve textures like freeze dried fruit, baby mam mams as sometimes it's easier when they have control and these are melt in your mouth type and smooth purees and go from there to see if it helps as spewy babies tend to vomit easily if they gag.

I got so used to a lot of vomit.

#5 SuburbanPlum

Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for your responses. I'm sad to hear about the vomiting continuing well into the second year but it's more or less what I expected. Such a drain, all the extra mopping up! I wasn't prepared - DS1 was not a chucker.
Interesting points about bite and dissolve texture and about getting a speechie involved. I feel it's a bit too early for that but will keep it in mind. And I take the point about milk as primary nutrition. We're going back to the paediatrician for review at the end of the week. I'll run a few of these ideas past her.

#6 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 28 January 2019 - 09:33 PM

If you had your first non vomiting you were lucky, as I said all 3 of mine reflux vomited until up to 18m of age so I spent the better part of 6 years smelling like vomit.

The other thing though is if they get a cough and are coughing hard they often will vomit still. DS1 at 12yrs was mortified when he did the cough vomit at school. I had to get the Dr to write a letter explaining he had a post viral cough and due to reflux issues had vomited and did not have a vomiting bug..... he was due to go on camp for 5 days and I did not want to drive 350kms to pick him up for a reflux issue.

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