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little one not knowing when to stop

my 5 week old baby just ate 7 oz of pumped milk and she still kept crying for like 20 minutes so i gave her another 2 oz and got quit and drinked then she just threw up alot like she was full or sumthing, and still crying why is she doing this what do i do i em doing everything and she still cries but when any family member holds her she gets should i let her cry or give her more milk to throw up cuz thats all she is getting really fruastrated....

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Asked by Zashira at 12:50 AM on Dec. 23, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well, if she gets quiet when another family member holds her, i would let that person hold her you a break, you don't want to get too frustrated...give yourself a time out, per say. well, you tried her more milk since she was crying...well, if she spit that up and is still crying...usually means you fed her too much and something else is bothering her. she could have reflux too...if the crying continues...take her to see the pediatrician tomorrow. good luck. hope she gets better.

    Answer by Katie80620 at 12:53 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • just because a baby cries doesnt mean its hungry. try a pacifier instead. some babies just need to suck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:03 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • She's in a growth spurt. Is there any specific reason she's getting pumped milk and not nursing directly? If she were nursing directly she would need to nurse that much to increase your supply... but milk comes out of the bottle faster and the flow doesn't change like with the breast, so she's taking too much milk.

    If at all possible, put her to the breast. Otherwise...keep working on getting her to the breast and offer a paci. Find the slowest flow nipples you can and feed slowly, burping frequently. She may want to suck non-stop for a few days... but that's normal. You will also need to increase pumping to increase your supply for her.

    Answer by LeanneC at 1:23 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • A good bottle makes all the difference make sure she bottle vents out air cuz she can be sucking up too much air and that can be giving her a tummy ache, that's what happened with my baby when he was that little.

     Try feeding her couple of ounces then burp her and then feed her some more and burp her, instead of getting frustrated talk or sing to her so you can bond with, it will all work out it just takes patience momma.


    Answer by looovemybabies at 1:46 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • When a baby nurses at the breast the first milk is low in fat and called foremilk. As the baby nurses longer the milk becomes high in fat and makes the baby feel full. The baby will usually drop off to sleep because of the high fat milk and hormones that come from the mom's body and into the milk. Usually babies only have to nurse one breast a feeding.

    The baby's nursing makes the mother's body make milk, at least enough and usually more than enough. The composition of the milk changes during a feeding, between feedings, and every day to meet the baby's needs.

    When you pump milk and feed it in a bottle the fat content is all the same. The baby doesn't know what to do and overfeeds. It is up to you to know how much to feed and only feed that much. Meet the baby's crying needs in other ways.

    www. is a great website and has feeding charts.

    Put the baby to your breast and breastfeed!


    Answer by Gailll at 10:54 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Oh my gosh! 9 oz for a 5 week old -especially for breastmilk - is WAY too much!! She threw up because it streched her tummy out too far. Just let her chill for a while, offer a pacifier, and take her into a quiet dark room adn see if a nap would help. If you decide to give expressed bm in a bottle then for a 5 week old it should only be a few oz.

    Answer by threeeunder3 at 10:42 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

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