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    Default cottage cheese spit-up

    My DS 12 weeks old, almost never spits up when he's on the breast. He usually spits up a moderate amount when he's bottle fed. Yesterday when I picked up my DS from daycare, the woman told me his spit-up looked like cottage cheese. She said she didn't want to scare me or anything, but just wanted to let me know and thought I should mention it to his peditrician at the next check-up.

    I assume she means that my DS's spit-up was "chucky" in texture? Doesn't it always like that (at least to me, any kid I've seen)? I don't really understand what makes this so special or of concern? She mentioned acid reflux I think, or the possibility as a result of a change in my diet. Is it possible there could be an onset of acid reflux at this age? My DS is not bothered when he spits-up. He's not fussy or anything like that.
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    Is your daycare not used to breastfed babies? Both my kids would occassionally spit up curdy looking spit-up. I've always noticed it if they spit up awhile after eating as opposed to right after. To me it looks kind of like the curds in a BF baby's poop.
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    Default Re: cottage cheese spit-up

    Ditto. We get curdy spit up too if it's not immediately after a feeding. And sometimes even then if it was a longer feeding as the milk has time to be partially digested.
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    Default Re: cottage cheese spit-up

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*llamas.mama View Post
    Ditto. We get curdy spit up too if it's not immediately after a feeding. And sometimes even then if it was a longer feeding as the milk has time to be partially digested.


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    Default Re: cottage cheese spit-up

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommyoflance View Post
    Is your daycare not used to breastfed babies? Both my kids would occassionally spit up curdy looking spit-up. I've always noticed it if they spit up awhile after eating as opposed to right after. To me it looks kind of like the curds in a BF baby's poop.
    Thankfully, the daycare woman actually BF all of her 3 children... but I don't know if she ever had to bottle feed them EBM. Now that you point it out, he usually doesn't spit up right away... it'll be any where from 5 minutes to half an hour later.

    Worth mentioning to the doctor? Should I be concerned?
    First baby Thanos Liam born on 12/20/2009... we are and since birth and still going strong!!

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    Default Re: cottage cheese spit-up

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lavenda319 View Post
    Thankfully, the daycare woman actually BF all of her 3 children... but I don't know if she ever had to bottle feed them EBM. Now that you point it out, he usually doesn't spit up right away... it'll be any where from 5 minutes to half an hour later.

    Worth mentioning to the doctor? Should I be concerned?
    I don't think it's cause for concern. Maybe she didn't bottlefeed her kids and they weren't big spitters. I know DS2 spits up a lot more on the days he gets bottles too.
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    Default Re: cottage cheese spit-up

    I agree with PPs. That's how my son's spit-up looks most of the time. No real reason for concern.

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    Default Re: cottage cheese spit-up

    agree with PPs DS's spit up always looks "chunky" or "curds" if its been a while since he ate.
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