Vomiting in Infants and Children

Vomiting in infants under the age of one year is a frequent and annoying condition that many mothers complain of, but do not worry, most cases of vomiting in infants are temporary, and do not indicate a serious illness, and often go away within 6 months, and vomiting may occur in the form of spitting or reflux It is light in color and white, in which the infant expresses some successive batches of breast milk

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Symptoms

These are some of the signs that appear on the infant after vomiting and are cause for concern:

Vomiting in the infant is accompanied by crying, due to a burning feeling in the lower esophagus.

 The infant suffers from coughing, spitting, frequent wheezing, and pneumonia

The infant is not overweight.

 In this case, the child must be seen by a specialist

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Reasons

Inflammation of the middle ear.

 pharyngitis

A side effect of some medications.

 Urinary tract infections.

 Respiratory infections: usually accompanied by severe coughing.

Acute gastroenteritis: often accompanied by fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting in infants.

 Acute hepatitis: It is usually accompanied by jaundice.

Acute food poisoning: Vomiting occurs after eating contaminated food.

 Infant meningitis: causes severe vomiting, and the child’s health is very poor.

 Intestinal obstruction: Vomiting is often yellow and accompanied by constipation.

 
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Tips to reduce frequent vomiting in infants

Reduce the number of feeds if your baby is feeding a lot of milk and is overweight.

 Feed your baby with his head higher than his stomach.

Increase the number of feeds, but by reducing the amount of milk in each feeding, you can feed him every two hours with less milk.

 Immediately after feeding, hold your baby in a standing or semi-sitting position and gently pat his back for a quarter of an hour, so that he can burp, and any excess air that entered his stomach during feeding is expelled.

 Don’t put pressure on your baby’s stomach right after feeding, and don’t wear a belt.

 If your baby is 5 months or older, add some foods to formula, if the baby receives it, so that it becomes more firm, such as Cerelac.

 You can give your child if he is on formula milk, a special type against reflux

. If your child does not improve after following these tips, you should see your child’s doctor

 
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