Oh, Kind Readers,
Have you ever met an infant that throws up entire feeds about once a day? Maddie does this. She's gaining weight and her pediatrician says not to worry, that some infants have an underdeveloped muscle between the esophagus and stomach that just flops open and allows entire feedings out from time to time.
She's otherwise not a very "spitty" baby. The lost feed occurs at various times throughout the day, after long and short feeds, and no matter which breast she's eaten on. As I said, it happens every 24 hours or so. It's really dramatic and scary for me. Doesn't seem to faze Maddie. Often, she'll go right back on the breast to fill back up.
It's weird. I want to believe that doc that it's normal, or at least not something to worry about, but it's so shocking when it happens that I'm finding it hard to feel like it's OK. Today she pulled a projectile number and showered her still-eating brother! Yuck. But also just a tiny bit funny.