My names Sophia, I'm new here. I'll post my intro and birth story shortly, but first I have a little question for you folks.
I'm a little concerned about the amount of spitting up my 7 and a half week old son, Jack, is doing. It seems like he's spitting up, ranging from milky drool all the way to full on vomit, at just about every feed. What's strange is he isn't bothered at all by it. Never cries, never acts uncomfortable in relation to spitting up. On the other hand he's an incredibly easy baby. One of those mythical newborns that just sleeps and smiles 24/7. So it's hard to tell when something is bothering him as it takes an awful lot to really upset him.
As far as his diet goes he's about 50/50 with formula and breast milk. We're working towards EBF (I'm pumping after feeds, offering the breast constantly, taking fenugreek and domperidone) but he was 9 lbs 6 oz at birth and dropped to 8 lbs during his 16 day NICU stay, so supplementation was a necessity for us. I've continued on the same formula the NICU used, so no change there. He does seem to spit up more after a large formula feed though. He also always wants to be upright, which is fine by me. I use an ergo for baby wearing and usually sleep with him propped up on my chest. However during the rare times he is lying flat on his back (diaper changes for one) he almost always spits up. He gets so fussy on his back that the NICU nurses put him back on a heart rate monitor just so they could let him tummy sleep, and even advised me off the record to let him tummy sleep at home. I have a feeling his discomfort back sleeping is connected to his constant spitting up when I lay him down awake.
I'm really unsure. I never experienced this with DD, this baby couldn't be more different. Is it possible this is a reflux issue? Does anyone have experience with this? Any suggestions?