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Baby throwing up on breastmilk? kenimowy 2 kids; Oklahoma 977 posts
9th Oct '08

Ok my daughter is 2 weeks and 2 days old, and here lately, she has been throwing up after she eats, I say throw up because its more than your average spit up.
She doesn't just toss up a little milk, she actually has 2-3 gushes of spit up come out, and you can tell when it happens that it makes her very uncomfortable :(
Now, I believe I have a very over active let down to begin with, many times when I detach her from my breast there is a stream of milk still flowing that I actually have to catch with a towel so it doesnt spray all over her face, sorry if thats TMI!
So I am not sure if the throwing up is from over eating or not.
So I cut her feeding back, because she will not detach herself like she is supossed to, she will just eat and eat forever, so I was feeding her for 4min on each side, but she still threw up, so I cut back to 3 min on each side, she doesnt throw up as much but still does occasionally.
And just now she threw up off one 3min session on one side!!
I am thinking maybe the milk flow is coming out too fast and she is drinking more than she can handle, even in just a 3 minute session, does that sound right?
I dont think it can be lactose intolerance because at he 2 week check up, she had gained weight, so she isnt failing to thrive or anything.



Or should I be concerned and think something else is wrong?
If it is just a matter of milk coming too fast, I can always pre pump 2oz bottles for her and that way I can know exactly how much she is getting, and moniter her.

lauren&kaydell 1 child; Canton, Michigan 3275 posts
9th Oct '08

she may have reflux, talk to her pedi about it

BG BREAK 17 kids; Colorado 20504 posts
9th Oct '08

My son had that problem around 3 months old, i ended up switching him to formula, because he wouldn't hold down the breast milk...I dunno why..You might ask your pedi..especially if she starts to lose weight.

lauren... nor's mommy 1 child; Iowa 10907 posts
9th Oct '08

mine spat up a lot from a couple weeks-about 4 months old
shes BFed too.
it happens.
but it will go away eventually.
is she gaining weight? thats the most important thing
other than that... just make sure you have burp cloths with you at all times haha

Moose 2 kids; San Ramon, California 726 posts
9th Oct '08

make sure your burping her enough, because air bubbles can push up the milk...

lauren... nor's mommy 1 child; Iowa 10907 posts
9th Oct '08

and by spit up... i mean big gush and huge splash on the floor or on my shirt haha

pooskie ™ TOG 1 child; Idaho 4915 posts
9th Oct '08

you said you have over-active letdown? maybe you can let-down a bit before she latches...that way it wont be so intense and she'll get less foremilk and more hindmilk...thats supposed to help, or so i've heard.



ETA - check out the breastfeeding thread in PWI

lil_chrissy_04 2 kids; Trenton, Missouri 6621 posts
9th Oct '08

My son had a resportary infection and was causing him to spew alot and it sucked!
Just take her in and get her checked.
Watch what your eating. That might be it too.

June Bugs 2 kids; Saginaw, Michigan 5696 posts
9th Oct '08

Pumping sounds like a good idea for a little while..



Do you burp her after she nurses?? Breast fed babies do get air in their tummies just like bottle fed babies, just not quite as much..
Also, watch your diet... It could be something that you are eating that is making her tummy upset..
I've heard of women whose babies have problems with breast milk due to their consumption of dairy or wheat.. Which seem to be the most common problems a lot of breast feeding moms have..



You can read up on what kinda of foods you eat can make your baby more prone to have gas.. like onions and broccoli..

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kenimowy 2 kids; Oklahoma 977 posts
9th Oct '08

I also forgot to mention how she always acts hungry, even after I feed her a good feeding, she is hungry again quickly and refuses to take a pacifier so it cant be the need to suck, not sure how significant that is