Re: Relactating and Latching
It's generally recommended that breastmilk and formula stay separate unless the baby won't drink straight formula or straight breastmilk. The reason is that storage guidelines for formula and breastmilk are different. Unused formula goes down the drain, unused breastmilk can go back into the fridge. You don't want to risk dumping your hard work down the drain if your baby doesn't finish a mixed bottle!
Spitting up is a normal part of infancy, and when the baby is otherwise healthy, happy, and gaining weight, it should be considered a laundry problem rather than a health problem. It happens not because of what your baby eats, but because he's a baby and the muscle sphincters which keep his tummy contents down in his tummy are still quite weak. Sometimes how a baby eats can make spit-up more of a problem- for example, if he inhales a lot of air while nursing or mom's letdown is really strong, that can increase the likelihood of a spit-up.
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