I have an 8 day old daughter who spits up a lot after taking milk directly from the breast. I had trouble getting her to latch at first so she got pumped milk warmed up. Now that she is latching she spits up so much more getting warm milk. When I warmed up her milk I never made it real warm, just warm enough to not be cold from the fridge. Last night she actually refused to drink much out of the breast, and the same with this morning. Could the warmth be upsetting her stomach, or is it normal for more spit up this way? ThanksAnswer Question
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:26 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by Rhiannon1980 at 11:39 AM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:19 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
http://www.kellymom.com/ has TONS of info on Forceful Letdown.
Also if you notice your baby having more of a greenish poop than a mustard yellow like most breastfed babies that is another sign the baby could be getting more than the average amount of forth milk which could cause gas and vomitting.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Follow the advice for overactive letdown. And If I were you, I would get rid of the bottles. A lot of babies do not latch well when they keep getting bottles especially with non-breast friendly ones. Nipple confusion can cause latch problems and bottle preference which is not what you want. A baby doesn't need a bottle to get expressed milk...they can feed by cup, spoon, or syringe. Check out www.drjacknewman.com
If you get worried about if your baby is getting milk, remember to look at OUTPUT not input. A baby that is getting plenty of milk from the breast has plenty of wet diapers (6-8).
Answer by amileegirl at 2:57 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by amileegirl at 4:13 PM on Jun. 4, 2010
Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 7:31 PM on Jun. 4, 2010