Question My newborn boy is now 2 months old,he started spitting up when he was 1 week old,he is bottle feeding,at first he was on S26 gold he used to spit alot almost the whole bottle,then I consult a doctor he said that this is a reflux which is a common problem fir most newborns and it will improve with time,he adviced me to try small frequent feeds but it didn't work ,when he was one ninth ok'd we changed his formula to anti refulx forumola the spitting improved but before one week the spitting got worse even though he is on AR formula, last Sunday I tried another formula(bebe lac AR)for two days it did great and the spitting improved alot the only problem was constipation,before two days the spitting got worse as the beginning of the disease,he spits more than half of the bottle,I forget that last month he gained weight this month I didn't measure his weight yet.please help me how I cab get of the problem and why the spitting got worse suddenly!!
Answer constipation is common problem in formulafed babies and often adding calcium carbonate syrup helps.
spitting may be related to reflux and may need appropriate therapy like say esomeprazole sachet or lansoprazole sachet as your doctor may advice. changing formulas marginally helps.
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