DS is 5 weeks old and is a happy, not fussy, steadily growing little man. He's a wonderful baby. But...I'm up to my ears in spit up!! I need to vent a bit and maybe find someone to commiserate with
After doing lots of digging online and remembering how DD was at this age, I think my babies are just pukers. I do have overactive letdown and a bit of oversupply, but it's been regulating and things were getting better. Then DS just hit a growth spurt and ramped up my supply a bit, and yesterday was one of the pukiest days so far. I'm also tired b/c he was up at 4am to eat, and then again at 5. I was so tired at 5 I just sat up in bed rather than traipsing out to the living room, and once I lay down with him in the bed -- BLARGH he nailed the bed with a mess of spitup. It even got my pillow. Wah. It's not massive amounts, it's just enough to be gross and annoying. >.< I moved to the couch and then at 6:45 am he woke again fussing, and I figured, Ok, sit up, get him fed, get one more hour of sleep before DD wakes. I sat, fed him for 15 min or so, and as soon as he popped off.. he nailed me AGAIN!! Luckily I had one more clean shirt to change into.
So, I'm starting this thread. Idk if anyone will reply but at least I'm getting it all out!!
I'm starting to dread every feeding. He's like a ticking timebomb! In my overtired delirious state, I feel like I'll never be able to leave the house with him b/c of this issue.
And just FTR, he's not in any pain, not fussing. He might squawk a bit like he has a burp stuck, but then once he burps/spits up he's cooing and happy again. I'm not terribly worried, as he's gaining weight fine and has plenty (plenty) of wet and dirty diapers...it's just a laundry issue. And a grumpy mama issue.