Hi, I am new to this area of the forum, my little man in almost 2 weeks old and breastfeeding is going great but I have a few questions
1 - Sometimes when Noah feeds he will have milk pouring from his nose, is this normal? I am concerned that if he takes a breath in while this is happening the milk will go onto his lungs
2 - Noah is sometimes mega sick after a feed, like the entire feed comes back up, is this something I should be concerned about?
3 - Noah just fed and I noticed when burping him he had a little 'over flow' as normal, but this time is was thick but milk coloured, usually it is just milk that comes back, again should I be concerned??
sorry for the questions, just a first time mummy worrying
1 - It's quite normal for milk to come out of their nose when they are tiny as the passages are so close together. I'm guessing it happens mostly just after a let down when the milk is flowing fast? If it bothers him you could try changing his position slightly so that his nose is higher than his mouth or try lying down or leaning back to use gravity to slow your milk.
2 - It may look like a lot, especially when it goes everywhere, but it probably isn't. Many babies are very sicky but unless he is obviously in pain then it's not a problem. You may want to avoid holding him upright or bending him (burping, nappy changes, sitting position) for a while after each feed to minimise it. If you think you could have a fast let-down which is causing him to be sick, try taking him off the breast for a few seconds just until the milk flow slows down or try positions as for 1.
3 - Thick milk is milk that has been partially digested in the stomach for a while, it's nothing to worry about. If he is sick just after a feed it will probably be thin, but if he is sick a little while later it will be thicker and possibly lumpy.
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