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    Red face Spits up more at breast than bottle

    Hi all,
    I have a 15-week old son. It seems that he spits up more after breastfeeding than he does when he takes EBM from a bottle. We use Playtex drop-ins with a newborn nipple. He is gaining weight fine and is a so-called "happy spitter," but now that I'm seeing so little spit up after a bottle feeding, I'd like the same after the breast if possible. any suggestions would be great!

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Spits up more at breast than bottle

    Do you have OALD? This could cause baby to be spitting up more after BF. I have to pull my baby off the breast and catch the spray in a towel until it slows down then let her latch back on. She had frequent spit ups before this but have improved since I now know the cause.

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    Default Re: Spits up more at breast than bottle

    I agree with PP. Do you think you could have OALD?
    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn

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    Default Re: Spits up more at breast than bottle

    I third PP
    Susan
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    Default Re: Spits up more at breast than bottle

    I think it's possible - when he was younger, he used to cough and splutter at the breast. He seems perfectly happy to take it all in now, but I can try it. Thanks, all.

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    Default Re: Spits up more at breast than bottle

    He has learned to adapt and at this point probably even prefers it. But it would cause his to spit up from eating too fast and he may be swallowing a lot of air. If he's happy and poops are fine I say don't stress it much. Sounds like more of a laundry problem.
    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn

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