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Hi Pinky, my son is 10 weeks old and i breastfeed during the day and formula feed at night, however during the day after i feed my son he vomits up quite a bit of breastmilk after every feed. If i give him formela during the day if i think he has vomited to much he keeps the formula down:confused: is it possible my breastmilk could be going off?
Im not sure why you are bottle feeding at night but the vomiting could be related to the formula rather than your breastmilk -breastmilk NEVER goes off!
Babies can though have reactions to formula and it does sit in the gut for a while longer as it's more difficult to digest.
The vomiting may simply be due to a fast milk flow from your breasts - try holding baby more upright as you feed and after feeds.
It would be wise to get your baby checked by a Dr if you are worried about vomiting - some babies are simply 'happy vomiters' and others may vomit due to reflux -again keeping baby upright after a feed will help this.
It also sounds as though you dont have much information about breastfeeding -if you join the Australian Breastfeeding Association before the end of February, you will get a free book on breastfeeding. They also have great little booklets on topics such as increasing your supply - this could help you totally breastfeed if you want to.
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