B.H. asks from Raymore, MO on September 17, 2006
4 Week Old Spitting up After Nursing
any advice...my 4 week old daughter has recently started spitting up after almost every feeding and tends to be hungry again right away. i've breastfed all three of my girls and this frequent spitting up is a first for me.
A.K. answers from Tulsa on September 18, 2006
I agree! Good job with the breastfeeding. I found that if I eat something with Splenda it makes my daughter spit up more then usual.
M.R. answers from Washington DC on September 17, 2006
She could have acid reflux. My son did for a short time and his ped prescribed him a form of Zantac.
I.C. answers from Tulsa on September 17, 2006
go to your doctor.......don't wait.....never mess around with your babys health
J.L. answers from Wichita on September 18, 2006
Have Reese checked for Acid Reflux. My daughter did that for 4 out of 5 month that she has been here. They finally diagnosed her with it and have her on Zantac and she is doing quite a lot better. ____@____.com if you have any questions this is my e-mail address.
L.C. answers from Springfield on September 18, 2006
My daughter did that for about a week when she was 4 weeks old, she just stopped on her own. But if I were you, I would call someone that really knows what they are talking about. Like La Leche or your WIC breastfeeding peer counselor or a Lactation Consultant. Although, breastfed babies rarely over eat, as you probably know after doing it three times. They usually eat just what they need, which is why we don't have to measure it for them, easy! So I don't think that would be the problem.
R.H. answers from Springfield on September 18, 2006
ask your doc first but you might try soy milk and see if it helps My cousin had a baby that couldn't do milk. PS congrats on the breastfeeding I'm on #3. and have been brestfeeding for going on four months this weekend.
L.D. answers from St. Louis on September 19, 2006
Have you asked her pediatrition about acid reflux? My 14 week old has it and has had it since he was 6 weeks. I breastfeed also and he would spit up constantly. He is on medication now. My sons doc says to keep him upright for a half hour after feeding and maybe even elevate the head of the crib.
M.B. answers from Springfield on September 19, 2006
A.M. answers from Oklahoma City on September 18, 2006
I see that many others have said reflux may be the problem , and i have to agree , when my daughter was 4 weeks old she actually stopped breathing because of relfux. she was eating and at the same time it was comming back up and she choaked. It was the scaryest thing ever!!! now she still has spats of it but nothing like that! She was put on Zantac and it worked pretty good but the doctor also told me to give her ginger root drops to help settle her stomach for when the zantac was not enough , i love that stuff !!! good luck :)
S.E. answers from Tulsa on September 19, 2006
www.lalecheleague.org - has a *wealth* of information. Search "spit up" on there & you'll get several articles. Oversupply is the first thing to suspect. Next is gas, burp frequently during nursing, and make sure she's as upright as possible during feeding. You might also consider whether or not your menses has returned - it can change your milk. Personally, switching to formula (even a little) or giving meds would be a last resort. Babies are not allergic to their mama's milk (it's custom-made just for them), but they can develop cow's milk allergies (among others) if you consume a lot of it yourself (though the incidence is much less than 10% in everything I've read).