I have a 3 1/2 week old, and she has caught onto breastfeeding really nice - she is very good at it, but lately she has been spitting up almost everytime that she breastfeeds. I know that spitting up is normal, but there are times where I swear she spits up everything that she just ate. I know that if the spit up "projects" outward, then I should worry, but I wonder why she spits up so much..?? Is her tummy too full, yet she keeps wanting to eat? Do I need to worry about acid reflux?? If anyone has advice on this, or if your infant did this, let me know
Also - she almost always ends up taking so much breastmilk in (and always on the right breast) - that she ends up coughing and choking - like the breastmilk is going down her windpipe, and so she has to cough it back up. It is kind of scary to me, and since I am a first-time mom - I don't know if this is normal. I feel bad for her because this always interferes with her breastfeeding because she has to stop and cough and catch her breath. Is this happening because maybe I have an overactive let-down on that breast? Is she taking too much in? Any advice???