Re: forceful big spit up
My son was the same way and I took him to the ped after I freaked out one night when he soaked me. I was just told that some babies spit up a lot and I should hold him upright for 45 minutes after feeding. I went to drop-in clinic hours, so I didn't get to see one of my two regular peds, and I didn't like this other lady at all, I wonder if one of my regular peds would have given some better advice. Anyway, I was told that at this age DS should be feeding on both sides at each feeding, so that is what I was doing, even though he seemed satisfied after one side and it was against my instinct to switch sides, I did it because that is what the literature said.
I kind of stumbled upon block feeding. At night, we would only nurse on one side, and he never spit up on me at night (we co-slept at this time) and he would be lying down. A light when on; I started feeding only one side per feeding and the spitting settled down a bit. After reading about OS/OALD I decided to try longer block feeding and it help quite a bit. I was going 4 hours on one side only for a while.
In the end my son always fed on one side only. If we used both sides at one feeding my breasts would freak out and start producing milk for a football team again.
My little man was born 12/17/2010.
Baby girl was born 4/30/2014.