My daughter is 6 weeks old. We haven't had many issues getting started nursing. However, this is now about the 7th time she's vomited a large amount of milk. This has been sporadic over the past several weeks (i.e. she's not sick). She has done this thing since birth where she makes a gagging face, and then seems like she's choking/gagging for several seconds. She does it about 3-4 times a day. A few times after she does this, she's vomited (i.e. more forceful than spit up and with a gagging noise) what looks like 3-4 ounces of digested milk. She doesn't seem too upset by it, but then seems very hungry. She's done this a few times in the evening, and it about makes me cry because I know she's going to be up every few hours nursing instead of going to sleep with a full belly.
I asked our pediatrician about it, he said the gagging might be GERD. She doesn't spit up very much aside from this sporadic vomiting. My mom said it's because she's getting overly full from nursing for comfort instead of hunger.
Is there something I can do to help this not happen?