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September 1st, 2008, 09:12 PM
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I am trying to get this down pat and will not quit but it's got to get easier, right? For the last nursing session we had Addison spit up and it was A LOT! I nursed b/c I thought she was hungry, but she seems like she is hungry all the time she is 5 days old today by the way if that makes a difference... I don't mind having her at the breast I love nursing and would do it all day if I had to actually I basically do. But, the other night she puked up so much I was literally scared! It must have been 2 oz that spewd from her mouth... She roots or acts like she is hungry ALL THE TIME that she is awake so from now on I will keep a routine of every 2-3 hours for 2-3 minutes and burp between every minute does that sound good? I didnt want to offer her a paci because I thought we could comfort nurse but she must be getting to much milk when she does it so paci is my only other option until she gets old enough to tell when her tummy is full..... She never did this in the hospital there is no way she could be allergic to my milk can it? She doesnt do it every time but she does atleast once a day where it looks like 2oz or more coming out at once..... I try to burp her often I just dont know how much she gets out so until my milk is in comfortably and I know I dont really know what to do.... Can anyone help me with my questions and concerns???


Also she would sleep all day if I let her, it is VERY difficult for me to wake her up. This has me trying to wake her up all the time to nurse because she falls asleep during and I dont know what she has eaten then she ends up obviously eating too much because she gets sick. SHould I wake her up or let her sleep? I am afraid she may loose to much weight and the doc. suggest I formula feed her, or that if she doesnt eat at a stable time period my milk will be effected? I could always pump while she sleeps but it scares me to not wake her up to eat.....

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September 2nd, 2008, 11:12 AM
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If she's spitting up so much, I would inquire with your pedi about the possibility of reflux and you can also try going on a more bland diet until you figure out if she is indeed allergic to something. If you think that she's getting too much and you're okay with trying a paci, the soothie pacifier was the one recommended to us by the feeding specialist.

Depends on how long she sleeps, I would probably let her, if she has plenty of wet and poopy diapers.

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September 2nd, 2008, 03:34 PM
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The spitting up is probably very harmless, especially since it doesn't happen after every feeding. DD used to spit up like that after EVERY time she nursed. I wondered on the child could possibly keep anything down after spitting up that much! She gained weigh like a champ though, she put on over 2lbs in 2 weeks, so I know she was getting plenty. Usually, babies spit up if they take in too much air while nursing or taking a bottle. Does your letdown seem fast the times that she spits up? Mornings are common for a faster letdown. It could also be a certain position you are nursing in that causes her to swallow more air.

Typically, you should wake a newborn every 2-3 hours during the day and around every 4 hours at night, if they aren't on thier own, to nurse them. She'll start waking on her own to nurse more, but some babies are just sleepy the first few days.
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September 2nd, 2008, 08:15 PM
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Yes, it DOES get easier. For me it was super easy after the 6 week growth spurt. I also had to battle thrush, so maybe thats why it took so long for me. One day it will just all click And my baby doesnt really spit up much anymore either.
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September 2nd, 2008, 08:31 PM
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I am trying to get this down pat and will not quit but it's got to get easier, right? For the last nursing session we had Addison spit up and it was A LOT! I nursed b/c I thought she was hungry, but she seems like she is hungry all the time she is 5 days old today by the way if that makes a difference... I don't mind having her at the breast I love nursing and would do it all day if I had to actually I basically do. But, the other night she puked up so much I was literally scared! It must have been 2 oz that spewd from her mouth... She roots or acts like she is hungry ALL THE TIME that she is awake so from now on I will keep a routine of every 2-3 hours for 2-3 minutes and burp between every minute does that sound good? I didnt want to offer her a paci because I thought we could comfort nurse but she must be getting to much milk when she does it so paci is my only other option until she gets old enough to tell when her tummy is full..... She never did this in the hospital there is no way she could be allergic to my milk can it? She doesnt do it every time but she does atleast once a day where it looks like 2oz or more coming out at once..... I try to burp her often I just dont know how much she gets out so until my milk is in comfortably and I know I dont really know what to do.... Can anyone help me with my questions and concerns???


Also she would sleep all day if I let her, it is VERY difficult for me to wake her up. This has me trying to wake her up all the time to nurse because she falls asleep during and I dont know what she has eaten then she ends up obviously eating too much because she gets sick. SHould I wake her up or let her sleep? I am afraid she may loose to much weight and the doc. suggest I formula feed her, or that if she doesnt eat at a stable time period my milk will be effected? I could always pump while she sleeps but it scares me to not wake her up to eat.....[/b]
So you are only feeding her for 2-3 minutes?

At 5 days old, I'd let her nurse as often as she wants. Try keeping her more upright after a feeding to see if that helps the spit up.
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September 3rd, 2008, 09:32 AM
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it took about 2 weeks for things to calm down and Hayden spit up ALL the time and it was a lot, as long as she has plenty of wet/poopy diapers I wouldn't worry but call our doc if you are worried..
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September 5th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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I nurse her whenever she wants it but she rarely goes over 2-3 minutes....
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