Re: Baby throws up massively, refuses bottle
No need to resort to the bottle! While your breasts may feel empty, they never really are empty. Milk is constantly being made, so no matter how much you take out there's always some left in there. You may not be able to pump any out, or express any by hand, but a baby is much more efficient at getting milk out than a pump or a hand, so rest assured she will not be sucking a dry breast. She may get trickles of milk instead of gushes, but she will eventually get a full meal.
When you nurse your baby with empty-feeling breasts, your body gets the signal that there demand for milk is currently exceeding supply, and it increases production. Every time you give a bottle, your body gets the message that it is meeting demand just fine, and it can continue to produce at the current level. If giving a bottle means that your baby sleeps through a feeding, your body will get the message that you are producing too much, and it will decrease production.
So put the bottles back on the shelf. Feed your baby on demand. Your milk production will be fine if you do.
And go see the pediatrician about the vomiting/spitting up. Throwing up an entire feeding may be normal if it only happens once in a blue moon. But if it's happening frequently, something may not be quite right!
Hang in there!!!
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