Hi, I'm Katie and one of the moms in my due date group suggested I join here... I am nursing my two week old newborn and in need of some troubleshooting perhaps...
Since late last night Jordyn has been feeding more frequently and for shorter periods than usual, she's also had to be coaxed to latch, she's fussy and wants to be held and rocked constantly ... Just really "off" from her normal patterns. I set her in the swing (can't remember if I even turned it on, honestly) just so I could pack the diaper bag for her appointment today, as we were literally just about ready to walk out the door, and she projectile vomited EVERYWHERE, not normal urp or spit up babies normally do, but like SICK sick :( Doc wants to keep an eye on things and if it repeats will do a stomach ultrasound to rule out pyloric stenosis, I'm hoping its just a little bug and she'll be back to herself soon though, or maybe its something even more simple??? Could it have anything to do with the way she occasionally seems to choke or hold her breath while feeding and she'll cry and has to catch her breath back before re-latching? Reflux runs on both sides of the family, but I've also kept my diet mild. My six year old developed milk protein/ dairy sensitivity as an infant, but it presented with totally different symptoms - sadly I was told I couldn't nurse at that point (she was placed on Alimentum) and did not have resources made available to educate myself otherwise then, but based on the advice of other more experienced nursing moms in my DDG I've been limiting my dairy intake as a precaution this time... I just don't know, and I just want my baby to feel better! Has anyone had any of their babies deal with anything like this?
Additional notes that may or may not be pertinent: so far I've nursed on demand, though she generally follows a predictable schedule on her own, naturally, and she frequently gets hiccups during feedings.
Any advice or guidance would be welcome!