Nausea & Vomiting
Written on 30 September 2021
Watching your baby in distress due to vomiting might give you a lot of worries. The baby’s discomfort of getting dehydrated and twisting and turning in uneasiness is one of those dreadful sights that parents never wish to see. Spitting up is normal, however, excess vomiting in infants is not at all normal. According to the experts, when the baby’s stomach muscles and esophagus is underdeveloped, they tend to gurgle out or spit out food as reflux. Sometimes you’ll even notice the milk is coming out of his/her mouth. However, when a baby vomits, h/she suffers severe discomfort because a lot of food is pushed out from the baby’s stomach. Car sickness or indigestion may trigger your baby’s internal organs and that leads to vomiting. Even when your baby cries for too long, then mucus and other liquids accompany vomits. Your little one might vomit due to bacterial illnesses and there are several other reasons which might cause vomiting in your baby:
Sometimes any kind of obstruction in the intestines may cause vomiting. One of the rare conditions is Pyloric Stenosis in which the important muscles that connect the stomach and intestine might get thick and this quickly pushes put all the food after every 30 minutes of a feed. Except for surgery, there is no other treatment for this rare condition. If you notice the below-mentioned symptoms in your baby, then you must immediately seek medical help:
Do not worry when you notice bile or blood in your baby’s vomit, because either you have positioned your baby incorrectly while breastfeeding or you have broken skin around the nipples. If you’ve undergone a C-sec, then chances are that your baby might suck some blood along with the mucus from the amniotic sac. Do not panic when your baby throws out some curdled milk. It happens because either your baby has swallowed air during the feed or the milk is partially digested in the baby’s tummy. Here are a few tips that’ll help you comfort your little one during vomiting:
Here are a few tips that will help you in preventing your baby from vomiting after feeding:
If your baby vomits too often, in spite of following the above advice, do consult your pediatrician for further investigation.
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