My DD2 is 12 weeks and I've been EBF from birth. Very proud of myself because my DD1 I BF for 2 weeks and gave up and everyone kept saying I should've stuck with it and how much better BF would've been. So this time I was determined to stick it out. I started pumping around 3 weeks and introduced the bottle around that time with cereal. (Dr recommendation due to Reflux) Around that same time he prescribed Zantac for the Reflux. She wasn't spitting up but was in a lot of pain. Now she's been on the Zantac fo 2 months and now the spit up has started and it's like she spits up EVERYTHING she just ate. I called the doctor and the nurse says that the only solution is formula. Every time something is wrong, everybody suggests formula. Isn't BF better/healthier?! When I formula fed Bf'ing was recommended. Now that I'm BF'ing, formula keeps getting recommended. I can't win for losing. And I have a hard time beliving formula is the only thing that will help with reflux and spit up. BF is no easy task. I have to watch what I eat, watch the meds I take, on call to my DD2 whenever she wants milk, pump in between feedings, etc. It's a JOB! And then every other day people are suggesting formula! I mean would you suggest alcohol to a recovering alcoholic?! When suggest formula when I obviously want to BF?!
Any suggestions for the excessive spit up? Yes I sit her up after feedings, I don't bounce her around, I burp her mid feeding, etc.