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Tilly is a week old today, and is breastfed
how often is "normal" for her to spew up some milk?
She gets the hiccups alot & spews quite frequent but I'm not sure when I should be concerned?
She was also breathing quite heavily tonight like she had a blocked nose and is sneezing quite frequently.
She was born at almost 39 weeks but only weighed 1732 grams so I haven't been allowed to take her out for fear shed get sick, and being a first time mum I'm clueless and abit of a worry wart
Congratulations Dreamscape on the birth of Tilly and breastfeeding her too.
Re: her blocked nose and sneezing.
My guess is that the running snot is agitating the inside of her nose and so making her sneeze.
A product called "Fess for little noses" is useful for little ones blocked noses. It comes in a box with a gentle nasal spray and a suction tube incase you need to clear the nose. It is a saline (salt) solution and should dry baby up after a couple of uses. DOUBLE CHECK it can be used on newborns and get someone to go to the chemist for you to pick it up. Or ask if they can drop it off for you.
If the hiccups bother you, simply put her back on the breast. She will continue to hiccup for a bit, but they will go away.
Keep the air in baby's sleep area warm. No matter how rugged up you have them, if the air they breathe is cold, it can make them unwell.
See if you can get a local health nurse to do an in home visit for you so you don't have to take baby out into the cold. She can check baby's weight gain and answer any of your questions too. Call hospital to get local number, or it may be in your blue book.
Hope something there helps.
Congratulations on your new little bubba!
Breastmilk is great for bub's blocked nose, my baby was also snuffly when first born and I just used a nose drop thingy with breastmilk, put a couple of drops in the nostril then flipped him over on his belly and slightly tilted him so he was head down across my legs and patted and rubbed his back and that managed to get alot of the gunk up.
My baby brought a bit of milk back up after every feed just about, and still does, nothing major no projectile one's. My first was the same and IMO as long as their getting plenty of wet nappies and burping fine it shouldn't be a drama.
I agree with mumtofivegirls on the hiccups and keeping the air warm in the room.
Taking bub in the shower with you- or in a steamy bathroom- can also help clear out their noses.
My bub is 4 months old and still hiccups regularly. Giving her another feed can help settle them.
Bubs sneeze often because they do a lot of nose breathing, and things get sucked up. Sneezes help to clear it out. I think my little one had stuff from being inside me too, and was sneezing to get the fluid out.
Great work on breastfeeding too! I have been exclusively breastfeeding for 4 months now, and it is just great. So cool when bub smiles up or grabs my finger whilst she is feeding.
Don't you just love it when they come off the breast just to smile at you !!! So so precious.
And holding your finger. Ohh !!! So sweet.
I wrap their little finger around my hand too.
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