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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    [QUOTE=@llli*aprilsmagic;1242421]http://www.kellymom.com/health/illne...y-illness.html. nice link[/QUOTE what a great link. that is a great site as a resource

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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    Hmm... She has vomited 6 times since Monday (went two days without, but it happened again last night at bedtime - she kept squirming and feeding, then up it all came! Looked like 2 oz or so). No other symptoms still, does not show Any signs of dehydration, so I'm not panicking... But I guess I should schedule a visit with a new doc? Maybe it's something else!

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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    Agreed on the link!

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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    Sounds like a bug to me We had something like that run through the family earlier in the winter. A day or two of pukes, then a couple normal days then more vomiting
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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    Yeah, she threw up again last night (of course it was right after DH left for work!) It's fun whisking her away to the nursery while thinking "Gee, I hope the dog doesn't lick it up off the floor!" ...she didn't! Anyway, she had the first rough night, waking up twice in a whimpering screech, so we'll be contacting the doctor. Prior to vomiting, she gets really squirmy at the breast, feeding and pulling off, before gagging. Is it possible she's eating too much?

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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    She could be getting too much milk- that sometimes happens when mama is overproducing and has a fast letdown. A big spit-up, which can be mistaken for vomitting, often follows.
    Signs of overabundant supply or fast letdown:
    - frequent feelings of engorgement or "fullness"
    - frequent leaking
    - baby produces stools which are frequently or consistently green or greenish
    - baby chokes, gags, coughs, splutters, or produces a "clicking" or "clucking" sound while nursing
    - mom can pump multiple oz with ease, if she is pumping
    - baby pulls off the breast during feedings
    - when baby unlatches during a feeding, mom may see milk squirting or streaming from the breast
    If you think fast letdown/oversupply is a problem for you and your LO, there are ways to work through it and we can help with those. A good and harmless way to start is to adopt reclined nursing positions. That way gravity is enlisted to slow down the flow of milk and make baby more comfortable.

    ETA: you want to see several signs of oversupply before diagnosing it as a problem.
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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    We had 4 of those symptoms, but it was only during the morning/afternoon, and she was fine during the night. I was pumping an extra 2oz per day to store up, but I've stopped. No puking in 4 days, but colicky at breast as stated. I tried the laying back while encouraging her, or walking about and it seems to be working. She had several orange poops yesterday, and a huge one just this morning, but she also slept like a pro since last evening (7 hours straight at one point). I'll see how the fussiness goes today. I'm worrying for my family because I go back to work in 2 weeks! I don't know how babies go to sleep without nursing!

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    Default Re: Baby vomiting - Second opinion pleas

    so weird! i couldnt imagine giving my newborn gatorade... that doesnt seem okay to me! i probebly would want to switch doctors too.

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