Could my breast milk be "Bad"??

Amanda - posted on 10/14/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am both breast and formula feeding my LO and am concerned because even after following the breast feeding diet of no dairy, wheat, eggs, greasy foods or high fiber foods she still gets VERY gasy after a feeding. It seems to be only when she has my milk. The formula I have her on is milk based and she is a good burper. Any ideas on my she gets so gasy? It is to the point she is in pain untill she lets a few good farts go. Then she sleeps for a few minutes and it starts all over again. Help!!

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Jazmine - posted on 12/28/2013

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I am concerned I am breast feeding and after every feeding my 3 month son throws up!! I try but tend to slip up on eating right. Should I switch my son to formula or is my breast milk still good for him?? Please help!!

Minnie - posted on 10/14/2009

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If you are not sufficiently emptying the first breast your baby may be receiving too much foremilk, which has a high lactose content. Not that lactose is bad, or that your baby is intolerant, but with too much foremilk, too much lactose is dumped into his system in a short period of time, which can cause gassiness.



Latch is another factor in gassiness. As is a plain immature gut.

Luciane - posted on 10/18/2009

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Don't be too strict on your diet. I mean, no spicy foods, but i eat dairy and eggs and wheat and my daughter has no problem. I would think the formula gives her gas. No breast milk is bad, it's the best thing ever for your child. Do ask your doctor what he thinks.

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Mother - posted on 10/14/2009

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she's a new baby with an inexperienced digestive tract.. regardless its going to happen. dont worrry

Minnie - posted on 10/14/2009

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Quoting Amanda:

First off I'd like to thank you for commenting but I'd also like to add that for the past week and a half I have only been pumping and bottle feeding and still the same result.



Pumps aren't as efficient at draining a breast as baby is- that can exacerbate a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance.  That may be the cause.



And if you've been solely giving him bottled milk- well- there you go- bottles increase the liklihood of gassiness.

Amanda - posted on 10/14/2009

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First off I'd like to thank you for commenting but I'd also like to add that for the past week and a half I have only been pumping and bottle feeding and still the same result.

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