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OK so my son is 10 days old and we are breastfeeding on demand, which usually falls between every hour to every four hours. He latches well and then falls asleep in the middle of breatfeeding. Then he wants more like 20 minutes later. He also doesn't let me put him down at night, only during the day lol. Anyways here is my problem. He is spitting up and literally projectile vomitting every once and a while. It was confirmed today that he is losing weight and is not back to birth weight. He seems satisfied breastfeeding though and is not all that fussy. The doc is going to check him next week and see where to go from there. I started pumping and I get about 2 ounces in 15 minutes. I have no idea if this is a normal amount or not??? Everything about this is so frustrating. Anyways does anyone have any advice whatsoever for me?!!? lol thanks
Pretty normal as for how much youre pumping, and its likely that baby is getting more than that.
How is your let down? Two things come to mind: overactive let down (babys choking on your let down from it being so strong), or possibly something in your diet. Also - some babies are just spitters, even when its projectile. But I would consider looking at your diet as a possible culprit before jumping to any other conclusions.
Also - its not uncommon for babies to take about 2 weeks to get back to their normal birth weight. When checking his weight - make sure its on the same scale each time, and its under the same circumstances (no clothes) - and I recommend always nursing just before
If you are concerned though - put a call into a local LC and see what they say as well
Just wanted to say congrats on your new little one, from another mommy to angels. I know what a great feeling that is when they finally get here. As for the projectile spit up/vomit, we had a lot of that too, and it tapered off as she got older. I would see what the weight check is next time before getting too concerned, as long as he seems happy and satisfied. Also, the pumping amount sounds great. That's all I could ever get.
thank you ladies. And Sara congrats on the baby girl. It is amazing to have my 2 children here on earth after all my losses. I miss Jordyn still and my miscarried angels, but having Lina and Ryan makes my life so complete. Take care,