Friday, June 2
The Happy Spitter
We have ourselves a spitter. Initially we were very disturbed by the amount that M spits up, however, the pediatrician assured us not to worry. Dr. Kramer said that there are two types of spitters: happy spitters and problem spitter. The happy spitter gains weight and is not bothered by their spitting, whereas the problem spitter gains poorly or get upset when they spit up. It is clear from the photo what type we have.
I like the way my Breastfeeding Answer Book states it: "in a healthy baby, spitting is a laundry problem, not a medical problem." Laundry is definitely a problem, and convincing M it is better for us to wipe the goop off her face. She gets more upset by the wiping than the actual process of spitting up.