LLLadies. Ever since my milk came in Lola has been having some struggles while nursing. I can't tell if she's just trying to keep up with a forceful letdown or if she's got reflux. Silas almost never spit up so I'm not used to that. She throws up once maybe twice a day and last night it came out of her nose. She makes these thin gasping noises when she nurses and if I don't pull her off right away she will end up choking, coughing, gasping for air etc. She burps like a trucker at least 3 or 4 times every time she nurses. Her swallow is very loud and I can HEAR the milk traveling to her belly. I really can't figure out if she's just working hard to keep up (I had OALD with Silas and the way she baracuda sucks I wouldn't be surprised if she nurses me into OS again seriously) or if it's something more like reflux. Also she has hiccups all the time. It sounds awful and freaks my freak sometimes but at the same time she's not crabby or crying at the breast or seeming uncomfortable or in pain. She eagerly and readily nurses every time but then every time she also has these struggles. A random thought that came into my head was that maybe she is trying to mouth breath while nursing because that's kind of what it SOUNDS like if you close your eyes and just listen.
I was thinking of taking a video today of her nursing to show what I'm talking about. If I know you well enough to see my boobs () and you think watching it could help me figure this out I totally will. Let me know.
We have her first check up on thursday so I want to go in prepared to discuss it but at the same time I trust BTDT mamas to give better advice than the pedi most of the time YKWIM
Any mamas out there have/had newbies with reflux that could shed some light on these symptoms?