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breastfeeding question

i am a new mom my baby boy is almost 3 months old he has been spiting up after almost everytime i feed him for the past month... i did only breastfeeding up until last month... i couldnt keep up when i had to do an externship and be away for about 10 hours i pump there also to make sure he has my milk but he just started to have a little bit of formula if i did not supply enough milk at his sitters... he does not spit up as much or sometimes at all with the formula.... at first we thought that it was certain things that i was eating but i cut all of them and he still spit up... and he doesnt eat any faster or slower than normal .... he usually burps really good but then right after or a few minutes after a large amount of milk comes back up.... can any one give me input

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Asked by jaksonsmommy at 3:50 PM on Mar. 5, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Some babies just spit up a lot! I had a friend who had to constantly keep a bib on her baby for like the first year.

    I don't know much about formula, but I have heard when first started, it can mess with a baby's digestion, since its a little more difficult to digest than breast milk.

    Answer by mrspriss0506 at 4:00 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Even tho you think youre not eating something that may bother him you might be...tomato sauce, onions, beans, broccoli. It might too sensitvie on his tummy. What I usually did with my DD if she got gas was just burp her every couple minutes and then feed again....I don't nurse during the day anymore cuz she has sharp teeth so I just do bottle BM but just try burping even more often....

    Answer by calliesmommie at 4:02 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • its probably just because of the formula, its harder to digest for their little bellies and they throw it up or spit it up sometimes its usually normal but if its a LOT i would tell his pedi.

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 4:02 PM on Mar. 5, 2009

  • Formula is heavier, so sometimes, it doesn't come up as easily as breast milk. If the baby is happy and not uncomfortable, I wouldn't do a thing.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:40 AM on Mar. 6, 2009

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