Hi all, my 5 week old hasn't gained weight in the last two weeks and is spitting up/throwing up a lot. I'm breastfeeding, bottlefeeding the expressed milk from my pumping sessions and supplementing with formula (Gerber Good Start).
Is there a difference between spit up and vomit? If she spits up and then is giving hunger cues right after should I try feeding her? She usually falls asleep right away when I breastfeed her so I don't think she's getting enough breastmilk to begin because she's also starving soon after a nursing session but not she's spitting up everything. She also has a lot of gas so at what point should I change my diet and/or her formula? Could that be the cause of her spitting up so much? I've mentioned the spitting up to the doctor at every appt and she didn't seem concerned.
The doctor is concerned about her not gaining weight though so we have a follow up for a weight check this week. I was letting her breastfeed for as long as she wanted before which the doctor said to stop doing and only give her 10 mins on each side so she doesn't waste her energy on using me as a pacifier.
I'm worried about her spitting up everything I'm giving her. I want to breastfeed exclusively (eventually) but she's even spitting up the breast milk.
Sorry this post is all over the place. Any advice would be really appreciated.