My 6 week old seems to have acid reflux.. I think. Once she eats (breastfed), she will cry out from being uncomfortable. Burping does help some, but not always. She does not always burp, but she does spit up .. which can go on for a while. The past few days, it seems feeding takes hours - between feeding her and burping and trying to calm her - and then she is wanting to eat again...much sooner than usual (every 1 1/2 hours or less even)
Any recommendations on this? Does it sound normal?
I feel like I cannot put her down..
Answer by Amanduhpanda at 7:45 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
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Answer by KellyJC at 9:11 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Answer by KellyJC at 9:12 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
Sounds like a possible oversupply. Check out http://www.llli.org/FAQ/oversupply.html Oversupply symptoms:
- Baby may burp or pass gas frequently between feedings, tending to spit up a lot
- Baby may have green, watery or foamy, explosive stools
-Mother's breasts feel very full most of the time
- Mother may have frequent plugged ducts, which can sometimes lead to mastitis (breast infection)
- Baby may arch and hold himself very stiffly, sometimes screaming - Feedings often seem like battles, with baby nursing fitfully on and off
The infant behaviors described above are caused by these issues but may frequently be misdiagnosed as colic, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, reflux, or hypertonicity (stiff muscle tone).
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 9:15 PM on Mar. 17, 2009
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