should I just give him what he wants?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding' started by Racheltn, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Racheltn

    Racheltn Well-Known Member

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    Lately my baby has been eating alot more than normal..and i wanna give him more just to stop the cries..but lately he'll eat and then throw up a few minutes later..so now i'm scared to give him more because he's been throwing up after gorging his self..what should I do?
     
  2. CharlieP

    CharlieP Mum to Charlie

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    Have you tried winding him mid feed? Or tried winding him several times during the feed? That could be the cause of his sickness
     
  3. Blah11

    Blah11 ☼ Mummy to Amelie ☼

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    Breastfed babies generally don't overfeed like that. I agree with the above post, make sure he's being winded properly.
     
  4. mommyhav

    mommyhav Well-Known Member

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    how old is your baby? mine would get trapped gas also, so i would go with the PP's suggestion....also, cries can mean many things, and the desire to suck that is natural for all babies can sometimes be solved with a soother.....worked for me until my LO discovered her thumb, now she does both after she eats and gets fussy before sleeping.
     
  5. curlykate

    curlykate Devin's Mommy

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    I have to burp my LO several times during the feed, or he just spits it all back up when I put him down. I've found the burping him really reduces the likelihood that he spits up, or it reduces the amount he spits up afterwards.
     
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    madasa Mum of 2

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    Assuming he IS being winded well when being fed, has he been checked for reflux?
     
  7. Racheltn

    Racheltn Well-Known Member

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    He's 5 weeks..Yes, I wind him while feeding..hes bottle fed with BM..and it's just recently he'll eat about 3 to 4 Oz..then he'll throw a fit less than 2 hrs later for another bottle..and he's thrown up maybe about 3 times..but i'm assuming thats from eating to much, that will be after eating about 6 oz.
    I don't think it's his desire to suck..because he loves his pacifier but when he's hungry he spits it out and screams..So I don't know..i'll have to talk to my pediatrician to see what I can do..
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  8. Seraphim

    Seraphim Amazing Baby Girl

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    Babies have a growth spurt at that age which often highlights other problems like wind, colic or reflux.

    I was shocked how much winding H took. She also couldn't be laid down for quite a while after feeding at that age.

    But in answer to your question, yes I would feed him, but look at his behaviour further to figure out how to help reduce the spitting up :flower:
     

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