Re: Crying after nursing
Reflux, food intolerance (to something you are eating), allergies, and gas are among some of the more common causes for what you describe. While all babies have some normal reflux (ie, their LES valve is not tight and so they spit up) signs of pain related to it ARE NOT NORMAL. Basically, if a baby is spitting up a lot but is happy and gaining weight and there are no other concerns, then there is no problem. If, however, there is pain, or other concerns (like weight loss, failure to thrive, sleep disruption, choking, etc) then there is a problem that should be at least explored to everyone's satisfaction.
You can try, if you haven't already, eliminating some of the most common food offenders from you diet (you can find more info at
You might also try burping during nursing sessions to lesson built up gas.
As for reflux, there are long term concerns related to untreated reflux, so I would encourage you to educate yourself about the signs and symptoms
(http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/reflux.html) and then approach you child's doctor about it. Some pediatricians believe that if there isn't a problem with failure to gain weight, there isn't a reflux problem, but I can assure you that that is not true.... Let me know if you want more resources about reflux.
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.