Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Senior Member BlondeBlondy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,613
    Rep Power
    87

    Question Vomiting with breast milk??

    Last edited by BlondeBlondy; 05-11-2009 at 07:37 PM.

  2. #2
    Junior Member hjmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    London East
    Posts
    524
    Rep Power
    45

    Default

    If you are that uncomforatble with it (and i would be too!), you should go to your doctor and insist something is wrong. Nothing replaces mothers intuition...if you think something is wrong, be persistent.

    good luck!

  3. #3
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    bet ya can't guess!
    Posts
    11,949
    Rep Power
    666

    Default

    You said projectile right? and this is your second child so I doubt your overreacting(as in you have some experience with babies. ) I would go back to your doctor and say look I know this is not normal. Please refer me to a specialist.
    Cole is 8 years old! January, 2005
    Nate is 5 years old! January, 2008
    Judah is 2 years old! October, 2010
    Avery Grace born & passed Feb 4, 2007.

    "Why did I not know that birth is the pinnacle where women discover the courage to become mothers?"
    Anita Diamant (The Red Tent)

  4. #4
    Expert Forum User
    MilkyMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,189
    Rep Power
    290

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeBlondy View Post
    I called Telehealth today and they told me to not give her more than 1 ounce at a time, sit her up for 20 mins after feeding and that it will go away in 6 months.
    What kind of shitty advice is that?! She's breastfed not FF, come on... How many of us know when the child has had an ounce... And 6 months later it will be better??? Oi!

    First off, the car seat sleeping option is not a good idea. There was a new article out about a year or so ago that showed evidence of babies stopping breathing while sleeping in a car seat.

    Don't let baby sleep in car seat, say doctors

    Try placing a towel or blanket under her mattress on one end so it "elevates" the bed and she is in a slightly inclined position while sleeping.

    As for the issues, I think you have a couple different ones going on. I have no advice for the choking on saliva issue, sorry. However, I would definitely insist on getting her checked out as it's clearly worrisome. Perhaps she has excess mucous left over from the birth? Maybe that can be suctioned out to help her breathe properly.

    As for the projectile vomiting, this can often be the result of a forceful/overactive letdown. There are many easy ways which you could try to fix this if it's the case - It won't hurt you or the baby of it turns out to be a different issue altogether.

    Try reading more about it here:

    Forceful Let-down (Milk Ejection Reflex) & Oversupply
    @ kellymom

    MM
    *sigh*



    Breastfeeding Success Essentials:
    SUPPORT ~ EDUCATION ~ DETERMINATION

    Beat the "Booby Traps" to Breastfeeding Success!


    ~The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'~

    ~Do or Do Not. There is no try.~
    Yoda

  5. #5
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    aidensmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    here, in my home
    Posts
    10,688
    Rep Power
    549

    Default

    My dd used to spit up constantly for 8 months and they said it was normal, but my doctor always checked with me that it was spit up and not projectile. If its projectile it could be a problem, its not the same (as I'm sure you know) as spit up. Go back and demand to see a peaditrican. It could be reflux or something else entirely. I would totally freaked too. My dd had problem with sneezing a lot for a few days after birth and I was told it was normal to clear the mucus but if at 9 days there is still a mucus problem I would be worried too.
    Mommy to three adorable kids!

  6. #6
    Ana
    Ana is offline
    Expert Forum User
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    7,158
    Rep Power
    311

    Default

    Yup, I have to agree, this baby needs to be seen by a doctor who is going to listen. I am glad to hear you are still nursing!

  7. #7
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    AuntPetunia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    #4 Privet Drive, Little Whinging, Surrey
    Posts
    28,007
    Rep Power
    2378

    Default

    BB - your baby sounds a lot like what my DD2 did in the first few weeks after she was born. She was phlegmy, she choked and gagged for a week or two and would scare the bejesus out of us. Then we had issues with the overactive letdown, like MM describes above, that resulted in puking and spit up like I had never seen before. Once we followed some of the tips on kellymom, things worked out. By about 8-10 weeks, the puking stopped and now she rarely even spits up.

    One thing: when you say 'projectile vomiting', how much distance are we talking? Like, a foot behind you, or does it hit the wall 6 feet behind you? I've found my DD2 was able to shoot the milk quite a distance, but nothing that compared to the one time my DD1 actually projectiled the vomit halfway across the room, so it didn't concern me as much. Vomiting definitely doesn't dribble out, no matter who's doing it, so figure out if it's actually projectile, or just seems a little freaky coming from an infant, ykwim? Definitely talk to your doctor if it's shooting out like a canon.

  8. #8
    Expert Forum User The Ultimate London Mom!
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    12,503
    Rep Power
    525

    Default

    As soon as you said projectile, that scared me. Tell the doctor PROJECTILE and make sure you're being taken seriously. She shouldn't be getting so sick that it's coming out her nose too, wow. My son threw up while I was bf'ing him, but it was bc he ate too much, and it was once.

  9. #9
    Expert Forum User
    ButterflyEffect's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    3,654
    Rep Power
    237

    Default

    I agree that projectile is a different animal. Sophie has severe GERD and although it certainly wasn't always projectile, she could easily hit 5 or 6 feet.
    Check out the www.parent-2-parent.com/forums as it is an entire community of parents of refluxers (and special needs as well). They have an incredible amount of experienced mom's on there. There is an infant reflux section as well. It is a fantastic resource!!

    I agree about sitting her up after feedings and try not to move her around too much right after - it may help keep some down. A pillow under the crib mattress will also help, or you can buy wedges which are also safe for on top of the mattress.
    Rebecca
    http://lifewithbecks.blogspot.com/



    pm me for details about Little Diva Spa Parties

  10. #10
    Expert Forum User
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    sw london
    Posts
    2,695
    Rep Power
    132

    Default

    my second had very similar problems...he was very mucosy and did alot of choking and vomiting the first 2 weeks...even out his nose! i know what you mean, it is a horrible feeling watching them try and catch their breath...all i can say is that he did outgrow it and it will get better. sorry i can't give more advice...i did keep him very close to me until it stopped! hope baby is better soon!

  11. #11
    Senior Member forestenchanted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,499
    Rep Power
    128

    Default

    I agree that if you don't feel reassured by the opinions you have gathered it would be worth finding another opinion.

    My dd was very mucousy as well, we ended up taking her to the hospital after our wonderful homebirth. We found propping up her bassinet mattress a little near the head and using a cool mist humidifier in her room really helped.

  12. #12
    Senior Member BlondeBlondy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,613
    Rep Power
    87

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by turtle View Post
    One thing: when you say 'projectile vomiting', how much distance are we talking? Like, a foot behind you, or does it hit the wall 6 feet behind you? I've found my DD2 was able to shoot the milk quite a distance, but nothing that compared to the one time my DD1 actually projectiled the vomit halfway across the room, so it didn't concern me as much. Vomiting definitely doesn't dribble out, no matter who's doing it, so figure out if it's actually projectile, or just seems a little freaky coming from an infant, ykwim? Definitely talk to your doctor if it's shooting out like a canon.
    It's probably only 1-2 tbs of fluid but gosh it seems like so much when it gets all over the place. It doesnt reach that far.. yesterday when she puked it went about 30-cm away from me which was like woha like a fountain lol.. I had never seen her do that, its usually puke out her nose and out her mouth all over her out fit. I will try those things everyone has mentioned and go from there.
    I only thought FF babies puke.

  13. #13
    Expert Forum User
    MilkyMama's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,189
    Rep Power
    290

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BlondeBlondy View Post
    I only thought FF babies puke.
    Nah there's some serious olympic contenders for puking distance in the BF babies of mamas with OAL out there It's just that the BM doesn't stink to the same degree as the FF puke and it doesn't leave those yucky grease/oil stains on fabrics.

    MM
    *sigh*



    Breastfeeding Success Essentials:
    SUPPORT ~ EDUCATION ~ DETERMINATION

    Beat the "Booby Traps" to Breastfeeding Success!


    ~The plural of 'anecdote' is not 'data'~

    ~Do or Do Not. There is no try.~
    Yoda

  14. #14
    TinaYFL
    Guest

    Default

    BF and FF my boy. He pukes unreal amounts (breastmilk too) every day. And I'm talking ounces and ounces, but it's not projectile. I was lactose intolerant as a baby and my GP says my boy has a sensitivity to milk protein. I found the more milk products I ingested, the more he would spit-up breastmilk. Perhaps this is your case??? (I know it wasn't overactive let-down because I'd get the same reaction with pumped milk, too.) Good luck investigating!

Similar Threads

  1. How to thaw breast milk?
    By funkymommy in forum Newborns - The First Year
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-17-2008, 04:38 PM
  2. Breast Milk Soap
    By Aidan's Mum in forum Deep Discussions (debates and hot topics!)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 05-12-2008, 07:44 PM
  3. Freezing and Unfreezing breast milk??
    By BlondeBlondy in forum Newborns - The First Year
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-29-2008, 09:05 AM
  4. Blood in Breast Milk
    By csl2063 in forum Newborns - The First Year
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 11-12-2007, 07:01 PM
  5. baby in need of donor breast milk
    By baby madi in forum Newborns - The First Year
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-17-2007, 08:50 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •