My daughter is 3 weeks and 3 days old...I was breastfeeding her exclusively to start with, but I really hated it....don't ask me why! I started pumping, so my DH could feed her from a bottle and gradually reduced the amount I was feeding her direct from the boob, so it was only very occasionally.
I started reintroducing more direct boob feeds and less bottles and the past few days any time I feed her on the boob, it's like she overeats and ends up projectile vomiting all over everything...which is just no fun. We burp her frequently, as we do when she's feeding from the bottle, but it seems difficult to get gas out of her when she feeds from the boob (didn't have that problem at the beginning)... She's gaining weight nicely (back to her birth weight within 3/4 days) and when I was feeding her at the beginning she would spend 10 minutes on one boob and then fall asleep, satisfied. Now she seems to spend 5 minutes and has a firm, full tummy, then proceeds to puke some of it back up... My MW suggested she may be an efficient nurser and so she's getting more milk out of the boob in a shorter time and not realising she's full, iykwim?
I'm a bit lost as to what to do. She completely drained my boob earlier and her tummy was packed, so I just lay her next to me to 'chill out' and offered her her pacifier, as she was doing little comfort suckles towards then end of her feed...she continued to whinge a bit and was sucking on her hands like she was still hungry....I tried to burp her again and she puked on me...not a great deal, but I've sat her up in her bouncer in the hope the milk might settle enough and gas come up, so I can give her another burping in a while...without the vomit!
She doesn't have this problem with bottles (she obviously gets stopped once the bottle is empty (we offer another oz if she still seems hungry, totalling no more than 4oz usually before she's satisfied) whereas the boob, she can just keep going on and on) and this is only something she's started doing the past 3 days... Someone suggested reflux, but surely she'd have the same issues with bottles?
Help! I want to go back to feeding her almost exclusively from the boob, but this vomiting is really putting me off and making me nervous about feeds... I'm enjoying breastfeeding again now and I really want to make this work!