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Old 04-17-2013, 09:43 AM   #11
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Re: So much puke/spit up! Help!!

If he won't take a pacifier try using your clean finger (short nails of course)...it works for us.

My son was the same way. I found once he got better at burping it got a little better, but he is still considered a "happy spitter". A always only feed on one side and burp him often to give him breaks and so that less milk builds up in front of the air.

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I found, too, that mastering a number of good burping techniques was very helpful. Over the shoulder won't do. Baby on the back with a firm rhythmic pat on the full part of the belly, rubbin baby's tummy with a fist in a clockwise manner, course the hold under baby's chin and have them sit up with feet dangling one, etc. try different ways of helping and coaxing the air out.
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Re: So much puke/spit up! Help!!

My DD was also a "happy spitter" and spit up after pretty much every feeding. I agree with the suggestion to try nursing on only one side per feeding. That way the baby gets plenty of hind milk, so more calories with less volume. It also seems much easier than trying to put a time limit on feedings and take baby off the breast while they are still actively feeding. If they still seem hungry several minutes after finishing the first side (and being burped), you can offer them the second side, but most of the time I did not find this necessary.
Overall, since baby is gaining well I don't think you need to worry about it too much, aside from the inconvenience/mess for you. Even though it seems like a ton of spitup, a pediatrician assured me that it's actually less than you think (his advice was to try pouring 1 oz of water on a onesie and see how soaked it gets - then we would realize that baby was probably spitting up less than we thought).
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When mine did this it was because he had diary allergy. Same symptoms, still gaining weight but lots of puking after each feeding. See if there is some food intolerance there.
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