My 8-month-old still spits up a lot: Advice?

My almost 8 month old is still spitting up every day. Could she be possibly gagging herself cause her hands are always in her mouth? I’m getting sick of bringing it up to her pediatrician cause they don’t worry about it cause she’s always gained weight. I have tried every suggestion the pediatrician gives me though and it doesn’t fully stop though it has slowed some since she’s been on solid foods.


The enfamil AR worked wonders for us. Not sure if baby is breast fed or formila fed.

My doc suggested switching to enfamil gentle ease and it worked wonders for our daughter . Hardly ever a spit up now .

Try to keep note what’s in her diet, but it could be she’s gagging herself because babies gag reflex is in the front of the mouth

We had to switch formulas so many times! But always with the spit up. And try feeding less at a time but more often.

My little one had acid reflux so Similac Sensitive worked great and having her sit up for a little while after was what was recommended by her Dr. He even gave her a prescription so it was covered by WIC

My daughter spit up MULTIPLE times a day until she was around 9 months old. Her pediatrician told me she had a weak muscle between her stomach and throat. As she got more solids it stopped.

My daughter spit up from newborn until close to a year. As she started solids (at 5 months) it very slowly got to be less and less and by the time she was a year it had pretty much stopped. She was breastfed so can’t recommend a formula but hopefully it tappers off for you as well. Good luck mama. 🤷

My baby did that for the longest time. Two adjustments at the chiropractor and she’s doing amazing now.

We had to switch baby bottles to Dr. Brown bottles. Our baby boy is 20 months old, off bottles doing great.

My daughter had severe reflux. Even after starting solids, she still had some come up. (Not as much as just formula) shes 15yrs old now and still will “spit up” in her mouth if she eats the wrong thing or eats too much. She swallows it now tho :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: my daughter will always have reflux issues. My son grew out of his by 18mos.

My youngest son was switched five times(one was goat milk formula) trying to find a formula he wouldn’t spit up and none of them actually stopped it every time he ate he would spit up to the point where usually I fixed a bottle and a half hoping he’d keep enough down and he ate every 2 hours even when he was older at least once a day bile would come up. He didn’t throw up real food only formula but he continually gained weight so they weren’t worried about it too much but sent him to get his intestines x-rayed and found nothing it lasted until he switched to real milk at one year old and then it just completely quit

both my kids spit up after every bottle til they were a year old. Switching to a gentle formula helped a bit and also eating more solid foods.

With my oldest daughter it was her formula and how fast she ate. With my youngest its because she eats too much and her body makes her spit up whatever is too much for her little tummy.

Rachel Lynn you stay laughing at everything don’t you???

My son done this till 15months old. Food water milk. He eventually grew out of it

Our little guy had a really sensitive gag reflex and I think gas bubbles and burping made him throw up more, he’s 4 now and will still throw up if he coughs more than 5 times in a row…

smaller meals, more frequent meals to make up for smaller, she may be overeating.

What kind of milk is she drinking?

My 1 and only was like this. I was dry as a bone (a whole other problem) so she had to be on formula, but there was no formula she could tolerate! Finally we found out the K-Mart brand was easiest on her, mixed with medicine for GERD. Once she was old enough for milk she got a little better (she is 8 and lactose intolerant now).

60 years ago, our son had this same problem. We finally found a doctor who took it serious. Our son spent his first birthday in Cleveland Clinic. He was there 2 weeks, and they finally figured out he had rumination, like a cow with two stomachs. It was the second case the Clinic had ever seen in its history. Where we would feed him and keep him quiet, they did the opposite. Run, skip, sing, play, to get his mind off it. Took them a matter of days to break his habit. Took him home and he never threw up again!


I have had acid reflux since I was born and my mom had to actually tell the doctor what was wrong with me because “I was fine since I was gaining weight”. They eventually listened to her and I had en endoscopy at 11 days old! I don’t struggle with it nearly as bad now so it’s definitely something to check out!


Also as crazy as it sounds try taking her to a chiropractor who does pediatrics. I had the same issue as a baby. Turned out I had a nerve in my back that was pinched and a chiropractor saved me. It was also established that I could only have goats milk. My kids had similar issues as well


Happened to my oldest as a baby to the point she was dropping weight. She had to switch formula but still had lactose issue when transitioned to milk and had to drink soy. Her pediatrician just kept saying decrease milk. But you know your child and when something isnt right. Trust your gut. Go for a second opinion or allergist maybe

Mine does that. Both. But one was diagnosed with reflux. But he got worse with meds. They are 7 months old. Anywho, they always have their hands in their mouths. And when I can manage to distract him and keep his hands out of his mouth he doesn’t throw up. Last time we went to the dr they didn’t really give me any other solutions. So I just work hard at keeping them occupied after feeding. So far so good. It hasn’t been as bad as it was. If they fall asleep after eating they won’t spit up either. They will wake up and play and be fine.

My daughter was the champion at spitting up. She’d launch it far lol. As long as baby is gaining weight I don’t think there’s anything wrong. Feed a bit less at a time

Sounds like she is teething and having a bit of reflux also, solids should be good for the baby. Introduce different foods slowly. There are a lot of lactose free formulas, try out some and see how she tolerates.

My friend had a granddaughter that would do that into her third grade! It was almost purposeful, she didn’t want to do something - barf. No medical reason, no allergies. Finally they made her clean up her messes and surprise they stopped!

But you still have a baby…try asking for another opinion. Not insulting.

If they are still putting their hands deep in their mouth it could be from that. Tummy being compressed in sitting position or laying flat on their tummy could be an issue.

Hard. To tell! Best of luck!

Happened to mine at around 16 months old they tested her she had reflux disease .She in the 1% that dont out grow. She also had a food intolerance .Which was dairy. Said she’d out grow food intolerance and she did

My daughter had severe reflux. When she was still on formula we had a battery of tests run and that is what it was. We added rice cereal to her bottles and kept her propped up for an hour after feedings and that helped. When she started solids it got even better, but still to this day she is prone to it, if she eats too much, or spicy foods, or lies down too soon after eating. She has to be careful.

Our daughter had this too. She spit up until she was like 18 months old. It became less as she got older but every once in awhile until the age 18 months she spit up. We tried so many different types of formula (couldn’t breast feed) and she spit up on all of it. We went to a GI doctor and he said she is a happy spitter and it bothers me more than her. If she gaining weight and it doesnt seem to bother she would grow out of it. And eventually she did. When we had our second, we used filter water with formula and that really helped our second girl. She spit up still but not as much. Every kid is different but I really think the filter water helped. Our second also was given a bottle since birth almost sitting up to eat. That also helped a ton. Good luck!

If you’re not satisfied with your doctor, get a second opinion. Or try a specialist.

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Reflux. My son gained weight but threw up a lot. Was diagnosed with reflux and on reglan.


Has your doctor suggested a barium swallow test? My son was given this test at 5 days old and we found out he had gastroesophageal reflux. With proper meds and following all of the doctors orders he out grew it. In the meantime elevate the mattress and make sure baby sleeps on her stomach. There are pictures in most books on baby care about this.

She probably had gerd/acid reflux. Switch her to a gentle formula or ar formula and maybe get a second opinion on her condition.


IT could be the formula maybe milk allergy my daughter spit up alot i was a maternity nurse and sometimes the babies needed a special formula

Get a second opinion Remember when they are little you are the doctor you know your child and if something may be wrong :pray:t2:

You might try a chiropractor as my son did the same thing and his back was out and not letting the formula go down so he spit it back up,it only dripped to the stomach. It really helped him only took 1 or 2 treatments, Dr. laid him across his legs and run his fingers up and down his spine to put it back in place.

So, if her doctor is not worried. Why are you so worried? She’s only 8mos old. That’s still very much like a baby. Please chill. Nature will take its course. It’s not life threatening. Chill. :blush::blush::blush:

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My daughter is all grown up now but this happened with her turns out she had food allergies as soon as we changed her diet she was fine

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This happened with my first and the pediatrician told us to switch her to cows milk when she was 10 months old. She had a lot of teeth and was walking/talking, eating almost all of her meals solid formed though. As soon as we got rid of the formula, it all cleared up.

My youngest son was a spitter for 8 months. Then i switched him 2 whole milk and spitup quit. That was 32 years ago. He has always been a healthy baby.

I fed my daughter over the sink cause she would throw up every time till we change her formula

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Sounds like Gastric Esophageal reflux which can lead to more problems. Try to keep her from crying before feeding. Keep her up while feeding and 1 hour afterwards. Burp frequently. Don’t put her in a car seat after eating. Good luck

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Acid reflux… use sensitive formula maybe, that happend with my son

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I would get a 2nd professional opinion if you are that concerned. Moms know when something isn’t right.

My son did the same thing when he was little he was lactose intolerant and he had acid reflux.

Try lactose free my oldest had the same problem but she is lactose intolerant so when I quit giving her lactose she was fine.

My grandson had to have a special formula with goats milk .

My son is 4 now he was the same way. We tried every formula and finally the parents choice thats purple i think he tolerated. He’s lactose intolerant now

My 6 month old granddaughter has acid reflux is on meds

Reflux. Burp well, don’t stop until you get a burp, sit or sleep at least on a slant

Could be reflux… a famitodide (sp) every day would work. Is it bile spit up?

I had to switch my second child to soy cause she couldnt handle the milk based formula

Hands in the mouth, eight months old… Teething toys would help.

Burp her once or twice while she is eating, instead of only after she is done. Might just be too much air, forcing the food out.

Dairy allergy for my kiddo caused severe reflux/vomiting

Have you tried soy or goats milk?

Doctor put my daughter on elacare formula it really helped.

No. Shes not gagging herself. Once she starts walking it will stop

My son spit up alot n had a dairy n soy allergy

She could have acid reflux

My child had spd…turns out he couldnt feel when he was hungry or full and would over eat and then projectile everything he ate…usually all over me and we would have to start over…“spit up” to me means a little bit and then they’re fine…like maybe they got a stuck burb, or ate a little too much. I brought up disputing for over 2 years before I was able to figure it out on my own…he wasn’t dx’d with spd until he was 7…

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Could be you are over feeding the baby. Just a thought.

Could be gerd or lactose intolerant

High pallet might be the cause

I burped mine 2-3 times per bottle

Her pyloric sphincter is just immature. My son was the same

Try the sensitive formula

A bottle cap too tight makes them spit up.

Cut back on amount of food.

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My son was allergic to cows milk. When I changed to soy milk we had to give it to him lukewarm. He never had that problem again.

Milk made me sick all my life, now Ivan drink A2 milk, so glad they make a real milk I can tolerate.

I nanny for almost one year old twins! He would throw up many times a day! It didn’t matter what you did or if you burped him he would throw up! Now he will be one and he rarely does it!

My brother was put on 2% milk when he was two weeks because he didn’t tolerate formula and he stop throwing up

Try goat:s milk instead of formula or cow’s milk