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Breastfeeding/Spitup Question

So, when a baby cant handle something (like a new food) in their stomach they spitup. Well my daughter (just turned 5months) has started spitting up when I only breastfeed. But if I give her something like bananas (mixed with a bit of formula and a bit of cereal) she doesnt spitup at all. And its everytime I feed her. There isnt anything that I can really think of that I am eating that would be in my milk EVERY time. What could this be? The formula is milk based (but again she can drink it without spitting up)

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Asked by HunnysFarAway at 12:59 AM on Apr. 30, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • What are you eating...anything different? If you eat something acidy then that may upset your babies stomach. Just remember that whatever you eat your baby eats.

    Answer by LimoMOM5 at 1:03 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • maybe she is eating too much?

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Chocolate will cause babies to get upset tummies when you breastfeed. Have you maybe been eating more than usual? Try nursing for a few minutes, then burping her before she nurses more.

    Answer by 5isenoughforme at 1:14 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I am not eating anything that is particularly different as apposed to two weeks ago when she wasnt really doing it. I am still eating like I used too, which means I eat a little of everything. I eat different vegitables and fruits each day, with different meats. I am using the same spices I have always used. I drink chai tea like I always have. She never used to spit up when she was born. Then she started here and there. But like I said, recently it has been alot.

    Anon, I think its a possiblity. But sometimes she doesnt really eat that much.
    Ive tried letting her get really hungry and feeding at the first sign of hunger. It didnt seem to matter either.

    If I feed and she falls asleep, she spits up when she wakes up.

    Answer by HunnysFarAway at 1:14 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Yes, I have been eating chocolate, but not any more than normal. A few months ago it was like a whole mr goodbar every other day. Now i have tried to cut back

    Answer by HunnysFarAway at 1:16 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I eat alot of chocolate and it doesnt have any effect on my bf daughter . however it did on my 4 year old when it was HER chocolate i was eating LOL.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Does she seem upset when she spits up? It may not be that she is reacting to anything in particular. She may just be eating too much. If she doesn't seem upset by the spitting up, I wouldn't worry about it.

    Usually a food sensitivity causes some other problem as well. Diaper rash, rash around the mouth, crying fits, green mucousy poop... if there aren't any other symptoms, its probably not a food sensitivity.

    Answer by mamalinzie at 8:10 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • Do you have an overactive letdown?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:04 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

  • I was going to say the same thing about maybe just eating too much.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:48 AM on Apr. 30, 2009

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