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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding With White Chunky Spit Up

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Can infants spit up due to anything you ate if you are breastfeeding?

Can infants spit up due to anything you ate if you are breastfeeding?

Not anything: Infants spit up for all kinds of reasons, but as a general rule, difficult to digest foods or hot and spicy things, or just gas producing foods, can have a similar effect on the baby. If this is happening, just tame down the diet for a couple of days and things should improve with the baby's tolerance ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My 3 wk old spits out milk a lot. is that normal? if not then what can I do to stop that? im breastfeeding and giving formula.

My 3 wk old spits out milk a lot. is that normal? if not then what can I do to stop that? im breastfeeding and giving formula.

Reflux: It can be normal for a 3 week old to spit up. As long as pt is not fussy with spitting and pt is gaining weight this can be normal. This is probably gastroesophageal reflux. Tends to worsen after about a month of age. You can keep pt in an elevated position after feedings for 30 minutes. Breastfed babies tend to spit up less. You can also try to exclusively breastfeed ...Read more

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What to do if I am breastfeeding and my son is 3 1/2 weeks old and every time I feed him he spits up and I only feed him 5 min?

What to do if I am breastfeeding and my son is 3 1/2 weeks old and every time I feed him he spits up and I only feed him 5 min?

Check Weight: Definitely check your babies weight soon. Breastfed babies can take up to two weeks to return to their birthweight. At that point they should gain half an ounce to an ounce a day. You should definitely schedule a one month check with your pediatrician! Good luck! ...Read more

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Is 10mm endometrium lining too thick? Last period was 35 days ago, nursing my son. Still no sign of period. Can breastfeeding do this?

Is 10mm endometrium lining too thick? Last period was 35 days ago, nursing my son. Still no sign of period. Can breastfeeding do this?

See GYN: Nursing can often delay the re- onset of menses(periods) whomever measured your endometrial lining should be able to advise you regarding your condition. ...Read more

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If I am breastfeeding and recently had unprotected sex, should I be concerned for pregnancy? I had clear thick discharge and feel very tired

If I am breastfeeding and recently had unprotected sex, should I be concerned for pregnancy? I had clear thick discharge and feel very tired

Breast feeding : Does not necessarily protect you from getting pregnant. If you are sexually active during this period, you should make other arrangements for birth control. Discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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I've been breastfeeding for 6months and have no periods always use protection and I'm having watery and thick white discharge. What does it mean?

I've been breastfeeding for 6months and have no periods always use protection and I'm having watery and thick white discharge. What does it mean?

Next steps: 1. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. 2. It is common and normal to not have periods while breastfeeding but birth control should still be used 3. Schedule a visit to have your abnormal discharge evaluated for infections ...Read more

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My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

You should not: worry about it. Vomiting is a reflex especially for the little ones to get rid of mucus irritating the throat. Vomiting after coughing spells is ok . If concerned, get her checked out by her Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Should I breastfeed my baby after he spits up?

Should I breastfeed my baby after he spits up?

Yes: A baby who swallowed a lot of air will have a full stomach but not much calories in it. Spitting up will leave him with not enough to call it a feeding. ...Read more

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My 7 weeks old sons spits milk whenever he burps i'm breasfeeding?

My 7 weeks old sons spits milk whenever he burps i'm breasfeeding?

Pat his back : You must burp him after drinking milk as in pat his back until he burps, otherwise milk gets stuck and he spits up. Another reason for spit up is gastric reflux, with that you need to ask your doctor what medications he/she can prescribe to the baby. Thicker feeds can help, but you must discuss with your doctor how to do that while breastfeeding. ...Read more

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If i breastfeed my daughter and she spits up a lot should I feed her again?

Probably not...: Generally speaking if your daughter is gaining adequate weight as determined by your pediatrician plotting her growth curve for each well visit check-up, then you probably do not need to feed her a 2nd time. Many babies will drink until their little stomachs are overfilled, especially if your breast milk is plentiful. So, rest assured, normal weight and height curves indicate your baby has plenty. ...Read more