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    Smile PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    My son will be 1 week tomorrow and has always been a burper and a happy spitter but in the past 15 hours he has projectile vomited 3 times about 15 minutes after feedings. He is an okay nurser, and will normally nurse close to 20 minutes total on both sides. Sometimes is it not that much, but all he wants to do is sleep, that is even after I wipe him down with a cold cloth and take his closes off. His poop and pee seem to be pkay.
    I have not cut anything out of my diet, but will pull the mil products right away!
    Any suggestions would be great. I am getting worried they will tell me he cannot nurse….. and I really don’t want that!

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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    I would call your pedi. With projectile vomiting there is a small chance of bowel twisting in infants, boys are more prone than girls. They do a super easy ultrasound to see what is up.

    I do not want to scare you but projectile vomit should not be ignored.
    Lisa

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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    Lisa

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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    Call your ped and get an appointment. Another link that might help Dr Sear's - spit up
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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    Definitely call your baby's doctor right away. It's not unusual for babies to projectile vomit occasionally, but if he's doing it consistently, it's something that needs to be looked at.

    Please let us know what you find out!
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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    I took him to the doc and she said that he seems okay, but might be over eating, or it could be acid reflux… not to sure but too soon to tell. She said that it does not look like it is Pyloric Stenosis, thank goodness, I was worried. She is going to see him on the 3rd again and I am really tracking it and making goods notes and burping him like crazy!
    Thanks so much for the support

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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    I was under the impression that you couldn't over feed a breastfed baby, who is eating "from the source" so to speak. (bottle feeding ebm is a different matter) Your doctor's comments trouble me in this regard. I would seek a 2nd opinion if it was my baby.

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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*yoginimama View Post
    I was under the impression that you couldn't over feed a breastfed baby, who is eating "from the source" so to speak. (bottle feeding ebm is a different matter) Your doctor's comments trouble me in this regard. I would seek a 2nd opinion if it was my baby.
    I think in the beginning, that's why newborns spit up...their bellies aren't getting the message that they are full, or they take in too much too fast


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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*yoginimama View Post
    I was under the impression that you couldn't over feed a breastfed baby, who is eating "from the source" so to speak. (bottle feeding ebm is a different matter) Your doctor's comments trouble me in this regard. I would seek a 2nd opinion if it was my baby.
    I've been wondering the same thing after being advised by both our doc and lc that I should emphatically not feed my newborn after spitting up because he was simply eating too much. I have completely ignored this advice when he demands more, but I do wonder about it.

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    Default Re: PleasPlease help! Projectile vomiting after breastfeeding!!!!

    My second child has been a major projectile vomiter from pretty much the third week of life. Burping is very important especially getting started. If a feed is lasting 20 minutes on each side then I would take a break after the first major letdown and burp the baby. Then latch back on for him to finish. It does help a lot.

    Also, instead of laying the baby down after he eats lean back and hold him upright against you. Giving him some squeezes will release even more gas and the upright position is very helpful to minimize the projectile vomit.

    Good luck momma! And
    Lisa

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    Colby 12-14-09

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