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not every time, but several times in the last week. dd is 5 weeks old and refuses to be consoled when she wants to nurse... but she'll nurse so much that she overfills <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I really don't want to use a pacifier, but don't know what else to try. AND its not just a little spitup either - yesterday she puked up enough to soak her outfit, my velour pants and underclothes, and a UBCPF I was using as a burp cloth. she's gaining fine and is otherwise a very happy baby. suggestions?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:
 

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My girlfriend had this same problem. I can't remember what she did (and of course she's not home!) but I'm interested to see others ideas!<br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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eeww, I'm having flashbacks of the smell! Now, from experience and a few other BF moms I know, our little ones puked all the time. Sometimes a little spit up and sometimes like the spewing you described. I am not an expert, but these BFed babies spit up alot. And my are they greedy with their milk! I can only say maybe to pull baby off, get some air, maybe a burp, and then back on. If there is alot of crying when you try that, maybe wait until the 'drunken stage'? Since she is still so little, I can think it will probably ease up as she gets a little older. My dad called my son Vomitus cause he puked all the time, everywhere. Sometimes it can't be helped, other times, for lack of better suggestions ( I apoplogize, but you are not alone) maybe not let her eat so much, maybe several smaller nursings?<br><br>
Know that others have been there, have plenty of towels and wipes handy and good luck! I didn't use a pacifier either!
 

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Now, don't quote me on this, but I seem to remember someone mentioning over nursing, and the vomiting, as a sign of reflux. From what I recall the baby will keep eating because it makes them feel better and then spit it all back up when it becomes too much for their tummies.<br><br>
Might be something to keep in mind, not sure if it is a myth or not.<br><br>
Hope it gets better soon!<br>
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My ds has this same problem - beginning about week 2. I think based upon other symptoms it is due to reflux. If you look at Dr. Sears Baby Book there are several symptoms which mimic colick. I have just tried to keep him semi-upright when I nurse him and once I know he's overnursing and at the point where the milk is running out of his mouth (not even curdled b/c it's not in the stomach enough) I'll try to pace him by burping him regularly (he gets a lot of gas) walk him around and try a pacifier (I didn't want to use one either, but finally started to use it b/c of this and Dr. Sears says it can help with reflux due to the increased saliva production it causes.) or a finger for him to suck on for awhile. Then after about 15 - 20 minutes when I think his stomach has emptied some I'll let him nurse again. As much as I hate to see him spitting up more milk I don't mind letting him nurse when he's hurting b/c breastmilk is an antacid and soothes the hurting.<br><br>
** Also, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding suggests keeping the baby on the same breast for 2 hour intervals (not switching from feeding to feeding) during these times. I guess this slows down the milk intake - I've done that as well, although sometimes it really upsets ds, and if he's hurting I kind of like him to get some milk to soothe his hurting.<br><br>
I hope this helps - good luck!
 

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My dd did this same thing! Ewww i remember the smell!<br><br>
I had to finally figure out how much and how long she could nurse before she would do this.<br><br>
Mine would throw eveything up and then would be hungry again and i wouldn't have enough the second time around.<br><br>
Mine did grow out of this!<br><br>
Good Luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Thanks for the suggestions ladies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I only nurse on one side at a time at three hour stretches - I have a great supply (am trying to be a donor for the local milk bank and I've been pumping/freezing about 4-7 oz per day from one 5 minute pump session).<br><br>
I will try the keeping her more upright during and after nursing. Hopefully it will help.
 

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Roman is a spit up king too. He's 6 weeks now and we've decided we don't have a medical problem. We have a laundry problem. lol<br><br>
my girls never had any sort of reflux so is new to me. I've taken the advice given to you above and it seems to work for us. I burp him alot then continue n ursing. i try to sit him upright more often.<br>
I watch what I eat. I allow him to sleep on his tummy (gasp. i know. but it works for us and we cosleep)<br><br>
and i always have several ucpf's handy. lol
 
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