I decided to speak to his pediatrician about this and if there might be some underlying health condition we were missing.
I explained to the doctor that Nathan doesn't throw up his food, just his water and clear juices (if he has too much). He said that because it appears Nathan is only spitting up the light clear liquids that there isn't too much to be worried about. Although, for our peace of mind he gave us a script to have a swallowing study done at the local Children's Hospital, but advised us to consult with our speech therapist first. Speech therapists are involved in the evaluation of these studies. Our speech therapist has seen this before and has gone with other families to have this test done and the diagnosis was ~ they'll grow out of it.
So what did we do? We're not taking Nathan for any invasive and unnecessary tests. We've taken another route ~ switched his morning juice to Yoga Italian juices. They are expensive but because they're so thick he doesn't throw them up! These juices are pure nectar's shipped in from Italy. You can pick them up at your local Italian deli and they are super yummy! They have lots of different flavors ~ pear, peach and apricot.
Not having Nathan spitting up every morning is a nice change for both of us. I won't buy the regular, organic or not, juices. They're also pricey and if they come back up, a total waste of money. Not to mention, how Nathan must feel having this happen to him. I wouldn't want to be sick every morning from drinking juice or water.
Nathan still has issues when he drinks too much water. We just try to monitor his intake and balance his need for fluids and the amount he can really take at one time. I also give him sparkling water. Life certainly is a great balancing act (thanks Dr. Seuss).