Childhood Diseases

Posted by: mom | 2009-10-28


Restless one month old


My baby turned a month yesterday. She is exclusively breastfed. I have sufficient milk and she is drinking fine.

I do notice that she does throw up almost an entire feed after she drinks. She also becomes so restless and throws up bits of curdled milk between feeds. The only thing that calms her is to feed her more...but then she throws up more. This happens every other day for a few hours, mostly in the day.

Could it be a reflux problem ? Or could it be my diet?


Expert's Reply



This sounds like a reflux problem. As your baby is only a month old and is refluxing after every feed she will need to be seen by a paediatrician. She will need to start on treatment for this.

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Posted by: Purple | 2009-10-28

All babies posset. Even a little looks like a lot - to give you an example, put 5ml of water into a teaspoon and then throw it onto your kitchen counter - looks like a little in the spoon and a lot on the counter.
The reason the milk looks curdled if it' s between feeds is probably because it has started to be digested and it' s mixed with stomach acids.

What you eat will be unlikely to affect your baby like this. You can eat anything you like while breastfeeding. If however you are convinced that there is a problem, you can remove a food that you suspect is causing a problem, don' t eat it for a week and check if the symptoms in baby disappear, then, you re-introduce the food into your diet and check if the symptoms reappear in baby. If this is the case, you can then cut that food out.

Remember that baby will have growth spurts at approxmitely 3 weeks, 6 - 8 weeks, 3 months, 4 months and 6 months - where she will suddently feed much more often. This is normal. AFter 6 months its not that noticeable as baby is having solids too.

Also, you will find that cluster feeding will start in the evenings and sometimes in the mornings too at around this age. BAby will want to feed a lot at these times. This is quite normal and stops at around 12 - 14 weeks.

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