Posted in Bottle Feeding, Breastfeeding, Newborns

Spills the milk

My 7 week old baby spills a lot of milk from her mouth. Whether she’s being bottle-fed or breast. Has anyone faced this issue before or does it get better with time? it’s not tongue tie.. I have checked with doctor

  • InEs
    May 29, 2019

    If I were you, I Would check with a lactation consultant, they are able to see if it’s a tongue tie after a functional exam. A doctor typically doesn’t do that. I speak from experience Hope all is good and it’s nothing!

  • Makayla
    May 29, 2019

    My baby seemed like she was spilling milk out of her mouth a lot at about that age. I think my milk flowed too fast for her, so I pumped then fed her. That helped a bit. I would also try to make sure their face and body are positioned right.

  • Sara
    May 30, 2019

    I definitely am not a lactation specialist so take it with a grain of salt, but my son was a major milk dribbler really until pretty recently - and he’s eight months old. We just do bandana bibs when we feed him and sometimes a shirt change. He has a very high palate, so I don’t know if that had something to do with it? We tried several different positions with both breast and bottle, and he had a super secure latch — I think he’s just a messy dude 😂. Possible she’s just a dribbler?