Re: Spitting up a lot suddenly & watery stools - thoughts???
Spit-up is not a sign of you doing something wrong. It's just a normal part of babyhood. The muscle sphincters which keep stomach contents down where they belong- those sphincters are weak in a new baby, just like the rest of her muscles. And just like the rest of her muscles, the sphincters will gain strength and get better at doing what they are supposed to do.
It's not too surprising that you don't remember this from baby #1. Spitting up varies from baby to baby. You can have one baby who never spits up and one who is constantly covered in it.
Spit-up consistency varies based on how long it has been since baby last fed. Spit-up that happens right after a feeding is generally milky and thin. Spit-up that comes after the milk has been in baby's tummy for a while is generally chunky/cheesy, because the stomach acids have caused the milk proteins to clump together into curds.
Don't worry about baby not being easy to burp. Breastfed babies generally take in less air than their bottlefed peers, and may not need a burping after eating. And a lot of babies prefer to let their gas out of the bottom end of their digestive system rather than the top.
How would you rate your milk supply this time around? The combination of watery poops, lots of spit-up, and good weight gain can sometimes be facets of oversupply. But they're not health problems- just laundry problems.
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