I'm wondering if my baby (5 weeks) might be stuffing herself too full. She uses the breast for comfort (to fall asleep, when she has gas, hiccups, etc.). She will not take a pacifier. She's a connoisseur.
In the beginning, she would sometimes suck then complain that milk was coming out. That's when we offered a pacifier, which she outright refused. She used to take my finger for comfort sucking, but does not want that any more. She no longer complains when milk comes out, but she spits up often and a lot. Much more than our son did when he was a baby.
When she's grumpy but I'm not sure if she's hungry, I try carrying her around in various positions first (she loves close contact) before feeding her. Sometimes it works, though she often ends up on the breast.
Luckily, my nipples are not hurting and I seem to have enough milk, but I am concerned about all the spitting up. She also has more gas pain and tummy rumblings than I remember from our first baby.
Could overeating be causing this (spitting up, tummy pain)? I didn't think babies overate, but maybe I'm offering the breast too quickly when she really wants something else?