Re: 11 wk old nursing til overfull
Originally Posted by @llli*danlynclark
The key to breastfeeding is to trust your baby. If you allow him to eat as much as he wants from the breast, he will eventually learn to self-regulate and not overeat, because babies don't like being overfull and uncomfortable. It's an important skill for babies, and also for grown-ups, and it may be one of the reasons why breastfed babies are less likely to become obese adults.
Spit-up is a normal part of babyhood. It happens because the muscle sphincters which keep stomach contents down are weak, just like the rest of baby's muscles. If it is produced without evidence of discomfort, it's a laundry issue, not a health issue, and not an overeating issue. Often moms overestimate the amount of spit-up a baby produces. It can look voluminous, but try this experiment: pour an oz of milk (cow's milk, please!) out on the counter and watch it spread. It will look like a huge amount, and you'll likely realize that the amount your baby is spitting is significantly less than an oz.
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