Re: Milk Sensitivity or Reflux?
Spit-up is reflux. Reflux is only a health problem if it causes pain, or the baby is failing to gain sufficient weight. Otherwise it's just a laundry issue. The appearance of spit-up depends on how long the milk spends in the baby's tummy before it comes back out. If it wasn't in for long, the spit-up will look thin and milky. If it was in there for a while, it will appear thicker and curdy or cheesy.
Many babies have a sensitivity to cow's milk proteins that come from mom's diet. Babies with sensitivities to cow's milk protein will often be gassy, reflex, and often produce poops that are greenish, full of mucus, or even streaked or flecked with blood. If you're not seeing greenish, mucusy or bloody poops, I'd say that a cow's milk sensitivity is less likely.
It's totally normal to have to support your breast throughout the feeding, particularly with a young baby. If you'd prefer having 2 hands free, try tucking a rolled-up washcloth under the breast and seeing if that will prop it into the right position.
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