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I know BF babes spit up...but wow...can my girl ever hurl! I've tried nursing her sitting up a little but as soon as she burps...sploosh! It's like she spits up everything she's sucked out. She's only been doing this the past few days and it's not puking just burping and spitting. She doesn't cry and it doesn't seem to upset her. She yaks and then right back on again and she seems to be gaining weight...so my question is how much spitting up is too much and how can I reduce it?
 

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My baby is the same way!! I think this is pretty normal, especially if you are overly full, she nurses fast, or seems to be taking in a lot of air. Plus, their digestive systems are immature, also making this occur! Dd doesn't mind at all! We just clean it up and go on!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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my dd did the same thing. huge puddles of spit up! it was massive. and no it didn't bnother her and yes she was gaining weight. but we tried an "experiment"----i cut out dairy and the spitting up almost completely stopped. days i have absolutely zero dairy she'll be fine startring that night and into the next day. no spitting up! if i cheat and have some she'll spit up a tad. for us it was very connected to what i ate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Anna did that as well. She seemed to always throw up her morning meal. I was a bit concerned about it, but after consulting some old school LLL mamas I got some great advice: It's not a feeding problem; it's a laundry problem.<br><br>
So, we covered our furniture with beach towels and went on our merry way. She gained weight like crazy and was happy. We just had a bit of an oversupply problem that worked itself out. No worries.
 

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We've had this problem too! It was usually when babe was like 2-3 months old (maybe a little earlier) and babe would nurse and nurse and then yak like a fountain. Sometimes it was gulping and gas, sometimes it was overeating. It really *should* go away. They do have a bit of an immature system and sometimes things get a little haywire. In the vast majority of cases it will sort itself out. Just arm yourself w/lots of rags!
 

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my ds had this problem, then it progressed to projectile puking. Turns out he had a <a href="http://children.webmd.com/tc/pyloric-stenosis-topic-overview" target="_blank">pyloric stenosis</a>. Probably not your problem, but just so you are aware!
 

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Try burping the babe earlier. I have that problem when DS continues to pil in the food on top of the trapped air. When the air comes out, so does everything on top of it.
 

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If you're switching sides, burp between sides instead of waiting until the end of the feeding. Or, if your LO pulls away at all, use that time to burp.
 

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I have the same thing with my DS when he nurses on my side that produces more milk (he only eats one side at each feeding because I have an overabundant milk supply). I have to cut him off after 10-12 minutes, he fusses a little, burps, then "sploosh" everywhere and he is then happy as a clam. He is gaining weight so we and the pediatrician are not worried about it. It bothers everyone else around us though. Friends keep telling us to take him to the doctor, but the doctor said the same thing as one pp put it...it is a laundary problem and not to worry about it. We joke that he should have a disclaimer on him when others want to hold him...warning, I may puke on you!!
 

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All I can say is "Thank goodness breastmilk doesn't stain"!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Ds would nurse, puke down my shirt and want to go back to nursing. He also urped up small amounts of breast milk on himself all the time. It never seemed to bother him. I had a huge supply of nursing bras and tops, bibs, burp cloths, towels, etc and was doing laundry for both of us constantly. Ds was happy, healthy and growing rapidly. Thankfully he grew out of it.
 

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*whew* good to know. I know my let down is a little fast so she swallows and gulps a bit a of air each time until it lets up. I'm trying to burp her more often as well. And sometimes she just overeats. I can't believe how much milk she can stuff into her little tummy LOL! But you're definitely right on one account: holy laundry!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My little guy does the same, only he's more of a painful spitter. His brother has had really bad reflux in the past, so I did some research and found that supplemental probiotics during tri 3 of pg and while nursing helps. For us, I need to take 3 capsules to make it okay...and avoid dairy. Maybe I'm crazy, but it seems like those days where I don't get all 3, he gets really refluxy and throws up a lot.<br><br>
Maybe try a probiotic?? Can't hurt!!
 
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