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Baby Vomiting


Vomiting is the ejection of substances from the stomach through the mouth. Nausea is a feeling commonly associated with vomiting.

There are a lot of different causes for vomiting.

  • Food allergies
  • gastric problems
  • bowel obstruction
Are just a few of the possible explanations.

Common for babies to vomit in their first few weeks?

It is especially common for babies to vomit during its first few weeks after birth. This can be attributed to the continuing development of their bodies as well as their adjustment to the feeding process. The discomfort usually causing them to cry.

Pinpointing the cause of the vomiting?

It can be somewhat difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of vomiting for babies. Indigestion is a common cause for vomiting, in which case, a change in eating habits and diet is advisable. Another possibility is motion sickness, like when the baby is traveling on a car or other vehicle. If the baby exhibits no other problematic symptoms, then it is usually no cause for concern.

When can the vomiting become serious?

However, there are cases when vomiting can be considered very serious. In the case where vomiting is caused by feeding adjustment, it usually occurs only in the early stages of development. After a few months, and vomiting continues, then a stomach virus or infection may be the cause of the vomiting.

Repeated vomiting is also a major cause for concern, especially when it is extremely straining for the baby.

Other things to watch out for are:

  • convulsions
  • abdominal pain
  • a lack of energy
  • dehydration
  • decreased urination

Vomiting essentially robs the baby of vital fluids. To avoid dehydration, give the baby lots of liquids to enable it to recoup the lost fluids. Clear liquids, such as water, are very good choices. Feeding the baby easily digestible foods are another option. Some possibilities include yogurt. Allowing the baby deep uninterrupted sleep, helps since the intestines are cleared while sleeping.

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