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new mum needing advice

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munkeychops Mon 08-Aug-11 22:12:24

Hi everyone, my daughter is 6 weeks old tomorrow and has been sick a couple of times in the last week following feeds. I don't mean spitting up but bringing up a lot of milk. This is probably a stupid question, but is this fairly normal? I could just do with some reassurance. It has only happened twice - once tonight and once a couple of nights ago. It does seem pretty forceful vomitting though - not just dribbling out. I have read a bit about pyloric stenosis and scared myself but I am guessing that being sick twice doesn't really warrant worry??? (sorry, this must sound neurotic, it's just I am a first time mom and really am pretty clueless ... )

Gastonladybird Mon 08-Aug-11 22:17:20

How much milk has she had? Dd was a fiend for cluster feeding at this age to point she would make herself projectile vomit (usually on dh). I know it's worrying but I have experienced this (dd a healthy 3). But it may be worth asking Gp to check not anything more complex than occasional overfeedimg.

Also I assume you wind and try to phase feeds (easier said than done if they are as demanding as my dd was)

DeWe Tue 09-Aug-11 00:18:53

It sounds reasonably normal to me. I think if she had pyloric stenosis you'd be looking at a lot more projectile vomiting and at an early age. She probably would be struggling to put on enough weight to keep the HV happy too.
Often you think it's projectile vomiting until you acually encounter it. One dc hit the wall above the sofa from about a yard in front of the sofa. grin

munkeychops Tue 09-Aug-11 04:35:30

she is drinking 100 - 150ml every 3 hours ish. have recently changed teat to a bigger one though, maybe that is making her take it too quick?

thanks for both of your replies

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