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After you stopped BFing Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
6th Apr '13

After you had stopped breastfeeding did your LO still try to comfort nurse? We stopped about 2 weeks back because he couldnt keep my breast milk down, and no it was not my diet. We even have him on a infant probiotic his pedi prescibed to him... Anyways, sometimes at night the only thing that will calm DS down is to comfort nurse on me (he is colicy) but he always spits it back up and even after he spits it up he still wants to nurse until he falls asleep... in 2 weeks he has needed to do this 3 times... (some times even comfort nursing doesnt always work) I know it wont last forever, but I wanted to know if anyone else had a similar ecperience... I dont mind him nursing if it calms him down, but am I actually not being beneficial to him at all since he spits it up anyways? ( I actually loved BFing I miss it :( ) When I EBF I co slept and have pretty much broken him of that but the few times he needs to comfort nurse to sleep he wont let me put him anywheres but next to me all night... But now that he is in the supposed peak range for SIDS I dont want to co sleep at all anymore because I am nervous... but off topic... is it ok to still comfort nurse him when he cant calm down with him spitting up... or should I just stop? I hate when people tell me to just let him cry it out... because I mean it breaks my heart when he cries when I cant calm him down. I dont think I could just let him cry it out... Plus I also read on a SIDS page that crying it out isnt always a safe method because it leads to exhaustion, and exhaustion leads to a much deeper sleep and so on. Thank you in advance for any suggestions... feed back. BTW DS is 2.5 month s old next week

Super Mommy! Pasadena, CA, United States 12880 posts
6th Apr '13

Sounds like he could have acid reflux. He'll want more to comfort his throat, after he pukes and it's a vicious cycle.

meℓissa♡ TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; ., CA, United States 18107 posts
6th Apr '13

Nope, after I weaned him, he forgot about nursing...although he did try to sneak his hands in my shirt (still does it:x) and hugs/lays on my b**bs for comfort. lol

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
6th Apr '13

Both of my boys would vomit after nursing, but it was due to my having a very forceful letdown so they would simply get too much and would 'release' the excess when they were done. The weaned at 2 1/2 yrs. and 3 1/2 yrs. respectively but there were still a few comfort nursing sessions before we were completely done. I don't see anything wrong with comfort nursing, spitting up isn't going to hurt him, not the most pleasant for you maybe but not harmful in my opinion. As for cosleeping, I would go for it, it has been shown (google dr. sears and cosleeping) that cosleeping can be a good preventative of sids. It's very interesting and confirmed my desire to keep my boys with me at night. Personally, keep feeding formula if that's what he needs but don't feel like your doing anything wrong by still nursing as well, it should still be beneficial. I would only avoid the nursing if his spitting up is physically hurting him and not just making a mess. When I say my boys would vomit, I'm not kidding, it literally poured out of their mouths and soaked my clothes, I did not wear nice clothes for months, lol. They were just fine though, they did not appear to be in pain, and were quite happy to keep nursing. It was really just a very inconvenient side affect of my letdown, they gained weight well and thrived. I will say it helped to let down into a towel so they didn't get as much foremilk, this seemed to reduce the puking. Something about me having a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. Too much foremilk can cause puking which can be a real pain, it took several months to fix it with nursing strictly on one breast at each feeding. I think the puking stopped somewhere around 6 months for each one.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
6th Apr '13

Have you changed your diet to see if something in your diet is effecting him?

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting motherofboys:" Both of my boys would vomit after nursing, but it was due to my having a very forceful letdown so they ... [snip!] ... fix it with nursing strictly on one breast at each feeding. I think the puking stopped somewhere around 6 months for each one."


Both of my children vomited a lot too. My second child would soak both of our clothes about 4 times a day. It was a lot of laundry but he was happy, healthy and gained weight well, so we didn't worry about it (I brought it up with the doctor).



I don't know why my first child threw up so much, but I had a forceful letdown and a lot of foremilk with the second.



My children are 2.5 years old and 4 years old and have yet to wean.

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting Super Mommy!:" Sounds like he could have acid reflux. He'll want more to comfort his throat, after he pukes and it's a vicious cycle. "


he does have reflux. Im a FTM so sometimes I dont really know what to do... But I want to do whats best & he wont take a pacifier... he just screams harder... until I let im nurse. he was fine the first 2 months with breast milk and out of nowhere he couldnt keep it down and my diet was the same and I even stopped consuming dairy to see if that was it... and I stopped w/ oatmeal as well for my supply... my pedi told me to pump and put rice cereal in it, but I cant pump and I have mixed feelings on putting cereal in a bottle this soon.

Roe23 2 kids; Ottawa, Ontario 4199 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting motherofboys:" Both of my boys would vomit after nursing, but it was due to my having a very forceful letdown so they ... [snip!] ... fix it with nursing strictly on one breast at each feeding. I think the puking stopped somewhere around 6 months for each one."


My children stopped throwing up around the time solids were introduced too (around 6 months). I think was a little less frequent by 4 months, but I can't remember for sure.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
6th Apr '13

I had a really strong letdown when my milk regulated around the time my son was 10 weeks and he would puke a lot for about a week or two because of it so I pumped out an ounce before I fed him. The spitting up & puking stopped after a couple weeks. I haven't stopped BF-ing though. DS is 4 1/2 months old & is still EBF.

Chelsey Lee 1 child; New York 441 posts
6th Apr '13

he doesnt seem bothered by the spit up at all. sometimes he even smiles. lol... and always alert w/ us co sleepin... but there is always that what if fear

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6268 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting Chelsey Lee:" After you had stopped breastfeeding did your LO still try to comfort nurse? We stopped about 2 weeks ... [snip!] ... to a much deeper sleep and so on. Thank you in advance for any suggestions... feed back. BTW DS is 2.5 month s old next week"


No.. but she weaned on her own. I was the sad one, not her :(

motherofboys 3 kids; Milton-Freewater, Oregon 2263 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting Roe23:" My children stopped throwing up around the time solids were introduced too (around 6 months). I think was a little less frequent by 4 months, but I can't remember for sure."


Both my boys refused solids until they were over a year so I can't say solids helped us much, lol. I think my block feeding helped clear up the imbalance and as they got older they were able to handle the amount of milk I had during letdown. I also produced enough milk for 3 babies and I was not tandem nursing as my oldest weaned before my youngest was born, lol, I just make a lot of milk apparently. I will say the puking didn't freak me out so much with my second son seeing as I went through it with my first. I still can't believe just how much they would puke up, it seemed like a quart of milk, lol. I know it wasn't that much but it sure did soak everything, I smelled like milk all the time.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
6th Apr '13

DD is still EBF and would throw up constantly the first few months too because I have a forceful let down and she is lactose intolerant. I cut dairy out of my diet and started expressing milk before each before each feeding and the vomiting almost completely stopped. Sounds like he still wants to nurse and if he is gaining weight I say keep nursing him.

~The Lunar Flower~ 2 kids; Alabama 6748 posts
6th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsey Lee:</b>" he doesnt seem bothered by the spit up at all. sometimes he even smiles. lol... and always alert w/ us co sleepin... but there is always that what if fear"</blockquote>



My son did the same thing. If you want to keep breastfeeding then let him nurse on demand because he honestly seems to like it better but burp him good & keep him elevated after every feeding

Melissa 1 child; Michigan 1411 posts
6th Apr '13
Quoting Chelsey Lee:" he doesnt seem bothered by the spit up at all. sometimes he even smiles. lol... and always alert w/ us co sleepin... but there is always that what if fear"

If he isn't bothered by the spit up and isn't losing weight/becoming dehydrated there really is no reason to not continue breastfeeding. That's your choice though. My daughter had reflux and for the first three-four months of her life we were all drenched in spit up (she was and is breastfed only). She eventually grew out of it and never had an issues because of it besides more laundry for me to do.