Brandie - posted on 07/28/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
I am breastfeeding my 4 1/2 wk old daughter and she spits up quite a bit. My left breast seems to be making a lot of milk and it seems like she can't keep up with the flow (let down). I do express some before I put her on to release some of the pressure. But she spit up after each feeding last night. I do burp her and even after the burp the spit up comes up like 10 mins later. Do you think it's something I am eating? It's not all the time, so it's hard for me to pinpoint the problem. When babies spit up a lot does that mean their tummy is empty and I should feed her more? Does anyone else have this problem? She does seem content after I feed her and she spits up. I have read that when babies spit up it looks like a lot, but it's mixed with mucous and saliva and it's only actually a teaspoon of breastmilk. I am just frustrated and tired from last night.
This is my second daughter, you would think I know I all the answers, but every baby is different.