My little man (6 weeks) has been a windy baby since bith but over the last 3-4 weeks he has started spitting up after every breastfeed multiple times. Sometimes even up to 10 times in half an hour after feeding.
He also requires to be held up for a good minimum hour before he can be layed down for sleep or even put in his bouncer without it causing him discomfort.
He doesnt seem to be in pain when spitting up but he just does it ALOT.
I looked into Lactose intolerance and read something that sounded similar which was not an intolerance but a lactose overload from my breast producing so much milk that he was filling up on too much foremilk and not getting enough of my hind milk. because he is ingesting so much lactose hit little gut is getting an overload of lactose and cant digest it all, hence the name.
i tried the treatment it suggested and it seemed to ease but then it slowed my milk production down. so ive been up and down trying to keep up and my breasts still feel like the first few days after my milk comes in and is very uncomfortable.
I bought a trial pack or lactose free formula to try him on and he has not spit up once after having a bottle this formula and has even slept for double the time he usually sleeps at night (which is not long).
So is he lactose intolerant?? How do GPs test for it???
This is my third baby and i fed both first 2 bubs bt breast until 1 year with no problems.
Any suggestions or comments appreciated. we are seeing the gp on wednesday, was just hoping for some experiences or advice from fellow mummy's