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what should I do?

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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My baby is 11 days old and in the middle of a growth spurt. He wants to nurse every waking moment, which normally I would be fine with, but I think he has reflux. He projectile spits up after every feeding. After spitting up he automatically wants to nurse again, but then he spits that up too. What should I do? Do I nurse him anyway or make him wait a bit? His 2 week appointment is in a few days so I'll talk to his Dr then, but I need advice in the mean time.
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shortyali
by Alicia on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM
Nurse upright more. Put baby over the breast and see if that helps.
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Starshine-bela
by Leah on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:35 PM
I would have him wait a little while if you can, let his stomach settle down. Try having him nurse in a sitting up position.
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Paradys
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:36 PM
Totally normal as long as lo doesn't seem to be in pain. The little flap at the top of the stomach is not closed yet, they tend to over eat and when they do they'll spit up.
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KylersMom8-16-7
by Silver Member on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:40 PM
All babies technically have reflux. It's when it's severe and causes pain that you need to see the doctor.
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nicole4ray
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:51 PM
That's good to know, I never realized that.


Quoting Paradys:

Totally normal as long as lo doesn't seem to be in pain. The little flap at the top of the stomach is not closed yet, they tend to over eat and when they do they'll spit up.

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Paradys
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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It doesn't close till 6 months, so we always say a happy spitter is fine. One who cries or has a hard belly is a sign something is wrong.
I wouldn't ask the pedi about this, unless they are very pro-breastfeeding, mothers have been told to start formula or cereal over things like this.


Quoting nicole4ray:

That's good to know, I never realized that.




Quoting Paradys:

Totally normal as long as lo doesn't seem to be in pain. The little flap at the top of the stomach is not closed yet, they tend to over eat and when they do they'll spit up.


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mollysmom328
by Stephanie on Jan. 15, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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Mine was spitting up projectile that young and nursing, spitting, nursing constantly.  I ended up having severe oversupply.  Once that was managed it was way better.

Paradys
by on Jan. 21, 2013 at 5:29 AM
Go to kellymom.com and look up oversupply/over-active letdown.
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MommyO2-6631
by Leslie on Jan. 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM
More than likely it is over active let down. Try nursing in a side laying position or leaned back in a recliner. That may help baby deal with the faster flow. And cereal is not the answer. Baby is way too young
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