my 12 wo LO fed from one breast for 10min then the other sde about 5 or 6 min then she vomited everywhere did she get to much in that short amount of time? She has vomited before the dr said we aren't giving her enough breaks during feedings. She gets bottles when I am at work. What advice do you ladies have? Also should I try to feed after these episodes? She dosen.t seem hungry but how can she have anything left in her stomache? I am so confused. Also how much should she be taking from a bottle of EBM?
There's vomiting, and there's spitting up. Vomiting is a symptom of illness. Spitting up is normal baby behavior, and in the absence of pain is a laundry problem, not a health problem. It can be caused by fast feedings without enough burp breaks, but it can also not have a cause other than the fact that the muscles that keep stomach contents down are weak in babies.
Often mamas get freaked out by normal spit-up episodes because the amount that comes back up seems so large. "Seems" being the key word. By 12 weeks, most babies are taking between 2 and 4 oz at the breast. Measure 2 oz of milk (cow's milk, please, not your own!) and dump it out on the counter, and when you see how that spreads out you will probably realize that the amount of milk your baby spit up is not as big as you thought. Which is my long-winded way of saying that even if your LO spit up a huge amount of milk, she may still have quite a lot in her tummy.
You can always offer to nurse after a baby spits up or vomits. If the baby is hungry, she will nurse. If not, she won't.
Bottles of EBM should probably follow the 1.5 oz/hour rule of thumb. A lot of breastfeeding moms seem to leave bottles which are on the smaller side- 2-3 oz- and have their daycare providers feed the babies frequently.