Re: Lactose and Tolerant??!!
oh dear. i am sorry your LO is having such a difficult time at the breast. It must be perplexing to see your LO have a successful vomitless feed with the the soy formulas and wondering why she does not have stress free feedings at the breast.
i'm glad she had a feeding that didn't end with her throwing it all back at you. That tells you important information.
Physically, mechanically all the working parts in her GI tract are sound.
Why is breastfeeding not as successful?
Your milk is in, she knows how to latch, she knows how to suckle, so what is going on?
Your milk eject could be too forceful for her to comfortably control with her tongue and swallow. Some moms find that if they only nurse from one breast for any given 2 hour time frame their babies do better.
some moms find that the baby nurses better in a semi-sit position to control the flow better.
some moms find that their babies need to be burped during a feed.
has your baby been gaining weight despite the excessive spitting up?
intuitively we moms trust our bodies and our breastmilk to be the right food for our babies.
perhaps you could ask a local LLL Leader to observe a feeding and maybe she could shed some light on your situation.
Good luck and please re-visit theses forums to let us know if any of theses tips helped.
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DS#3 April 1990 VBAC
DS#4 June 1993 VB
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