Re: Help! Very confused.
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby and on making it to 13 weeks of nursing!
When your baby spits up, does it upset him, or is he a "happy spitter"? In general, spit-up that occurs without pain in a baby who is growing and developing at a normal rate is a laundry problem, not a health problem.
How would you assess your milk supply? About right, or overabundant? Do you ever experience any of the following:
- frequent feelings of engorgement or fullness
- a lot of leaking
- strong letdown sensation
- baby pulls off the breast during nursing
- milk streaming or squirting from the breast, perhaps for many seconds, if baby pulls off breast during a letdown
- baby gags, chokes, coughs, splutters, or makes a clicking or clucking sound while nursing
- baby produces consistently or frequently green/greenish poops
- baby gains weight extremely fast
Did you ever catch one of those across-the-room spit-ups on video? When a mom says that her kid's spit-up literally flies across the room, I have to wonder about the possibility of pyloric stenosis, which is rare but nevertheless worth discussing with the doc.
ETA: the dietary eliminations you are doing are probably not necessary. Although allergies or intolerances to substances in a mom's diet can cause a baby discomfort, those issues are far less common than problems with oversupply, fast letdowns, or reflux.
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