Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Robyn | 2010-07-02

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Posseting hours after a feed

My daughter is just over four months old and she is a very healthy, happy little baby...but for one thing, she feeds very well 9and very quickly) and has always battled with winds from birth, but just recently even after exotensive winding, she keeps brining up a little milk several hours after a feed (sometimes 2.5 hours later). Should I be concerned

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Paediatrician

You say that your baby is thriving and happy so there does not appear to be any reason for concern here.She does not appear to have a reflux problem. She may be sucking in excessive amounts of air with feeds and it will help to change her teat to a flat profile one if you have not already done this.

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Posted by: PUrple | 2010-07-05

If breastfed babies are latching well they don''t suck in air with the feed as the mouth forms a perfect seal around the breast. IF she cries a lot before a feed, this could result in a lot of air being sucked in though.

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Posted by: Purple | 2010-07-02

The quick feeding is because you have a fast milk flow.
If she chokes as it all gushes out, you can lie back while feeding and let her lie across your tummy with her head above your breast and latch on like that. It will make the feed take longer though.

Telement helps a lot with wind.

If she is bringing milk up so long after a feed, does she perhaps have reflux? Why don''t you see your peadiatrician about it. It is uncommon in breastfed babies, but is not unheard of. Don''t let hte paed make you change to an anti reflux formula as breast milk is still better than that.

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