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    Default can anyone shed some light...

    I need a little help before I lose my mind..

    DD is two weeks old today. for the first, maybe, 9-10 days she was feeding great! nut for the last few days she's only been drinking for maybe 2minutes at a time, then screams for a bit and falls asleep, she will sleep anywhere from half an hour up to 4-5 hours at a time. she burps after each feed, but this morning she projectile vomited alot of milk up. I don't know whaats going on?? I'm worried she's not drinking enough as she only latches for a few minutes, she has plenty of wet and dirty nappies though, but not as many as she was having a few days ago... and my breast never feel full anymore, can anyone shed some light?

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    Maybe ring the ABA? They are really helpful also, you are doing great. Just keep offering whenever you think she might be hungry/thirsty and trust your instincts x

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    Around two weeks your supply does settle down so don't worry about not feeling full.

    I'm not sure about the short feeds.
    Maybe just go with it and see if she goes back to longer feeds?

    Good luck

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    my lactation consultant told me (in the hospital) that babies take what they need in the first 5 minutes.
    if she is having wet nappies then i wouldn't worry. perhaps your flow has also gotten faster?
    i'd ring the aba for peace of mind
    (btw congratulations!)

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    thanks for the replies, I might give the ABA a call and take her down to the chemist to weigh her for peace of mind

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    Have her checked for reflux, it can put bubs off feeding and will can be the reason for the projectile vomiting. Does she prefer to be upright when sleeping? Or try feeding her in a slight upright position, which if she does have reflux will help keep the reflux down. Also check the smell of the vomit and color, will help diagnose it if it is reflux.

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    Both my girls were down to 5-10 min feeds by 2-3 wks. Both gained 1 kg in the 17 days post birth.

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    thanks ladies, its only been 2. days since cutting out dairy and she already seems to be drinking more, and screaming less, could that just be a coincidence? I miss dairy soooo much already!!!

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    You've probably answered your own question there. Perhaps she has a lactose intollerance or a milk protein allergy.

    If you find that stops being effective, it sounds to me like reflux. My DD was exactly the same.

    Unfortunately it took until 14 weeks to get her diagnosed with it but once she was put on medication, the screaming stopped and she started drinking a lot more.

    Hopefully the no dairy helps though. It is hard not to eat Dairy as it's in so many things, but stick with it if it helps bub.

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    yeah I think I may have.... ill see how we go over the next week, otherwise ill take her to a Dr.

    it is really hard going dairy free, I have no idea what to eat!!"

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