My baby Claire is 10 days old today and I am breastfeeding exclusively. We haven't had any problems with it so far, she has latched on perfectly from the start, thank goodness! When my milk came in, she started spitting up after every feeding. I asked the pediatrician about it and it said it was normal, that her digestive tract was still developing and it would get better. She's gaining weight so I'm not too worried about it.
The other day she started having a LOT of gas. So much that she'd start screaming her head off about 15 minutes after feeding, and she'd scream for a good hour sometimes. I can't stand seeing her in pain and not being able to help! Again, the pediatrician said not to worry about it and it would get better. I've been giving her Mylicon drops after she eats, and that seems to help most of the time (even though the dr said they were a waste of money!). Now for the past few days, when I get up in the morning and feed her (she eats every 2-3 hours usually) about 30 minutes later she spews it all back out. I don't mean this is a little spitup. It gets al over her face and hair and body, and this morning she was in her swing when it happened and now its all over the floor. Seems like a lot. After I get her cleaned up and changed, she's hungry again, and I feed her and then she's fine. She may spit up a little during the day but not much at all usually.
Do you think my milk is just gushing out in the morning and she's getting more than she can handle?? Is that possible? I make her take breaks when she's nursing and I burp her, but that doesn't seem to help at the first feeding of the day. I thought about pumping and giving her a bottle first thing in the morning to see if that helps. What do you think of that? (She does take a bottle, though she prefers my breast. The nurses gave her a little formula while she was under the UV lights in the hospital. And I pumped the other day and gave her a bottle just to see how she reacted to it.)
Any advice or tips ya'll have, please share! I plan on attending my local LLL meeting in a few weeks, but I sure do wish it was sooner!