What does infant vomit, not spit up, but vomit look like?

Mattee - posted on 12/16/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son is exclusively BF and hardly ever spits up but throughout last night and this morning he has been puking after every feeding. And puked an entire feed one of the times. He is also running a low grade fever of 99.5 and at this point the doctor just wants me to wait it out. Any suggestions for keeping this under control so he doesn't get dehydrated? He is 4 weeks old.

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Kalie - posted on 12/16/2009




Hi.... isn't their vomitting horrible? My son had projectile vomitting when he was only acouple months. I would say the same as above. Wait an hour after vomitting and then sringe breastmilk into his mouth. Just a little at a time. When my babies have a fever even the first sign of one. I give them a sponge bath. Works wonders!

Jennifer - posted on 12/16/2009




This is what I have been told by my childrens pediaticians - every 15 minutes give him 1 tsp of formula or breastmilk. After an hour of keeping it down you can slowly increase the amount given. They also say that you should wait an hour after they vomit before starting this schedule again.

Also, make sure you keep him cool - he does not need to be bundled up - babies best reduce their fever by having fewer clothes on or less blankets - but make sure he isn't cold. Rubbing cool not cold water on his skin is comforting also.

Best of luck! I hope he feels better!

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