Re: Causes for Throwing Up
We had this problem when H was a week or 2 old. He would eat on one side, burp, and then eat on the other side and then throw up. and it seemed like a LOT. there were a few times that he did it while latched on and IT. WENT. EVERYWHERE. no fun. I can't even tell you how inconsolable i was at times about it. I was worried that I wasn't going to have enough milk for him because he was spitting it all up. I was worried that he was sick. I was worried that the reason he was sleeping so much was because he didn't have any energy to be awake because of all the throwing up. I thought it was because he wasn't burping enough even though he usually would burp after each side...
anyway, I started limiting his feedings to 10 minutes on each side (they were 15 or 20) and the problem was resolved. Apparently when babies are overfed, they just tend to throw up (or "overflow") because literally they cannot hold any more milk.
I hope that's helpful. Good luck. Let us know how it goes!
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