throwing up even after getting burped
TRACEY - posted on 02/04/2015
Throwing up is usually no cause for alarm, all baby's throw up at some time. Without having answers to a few questions, it's hard to really answer. There are a few things you should watch for and if you see any signs, take her to the ER immediately.
*If she is vomiting often and a large amount, she could become dehydrated. Signs to watch for: sunken eyes, cold splotchy hands/feet, excessive sleeping, fatigue and fussiness.
*If her vomit is green in color (bile) or looks like coffee grounds of if you see blood.
*If she is in severe pain, sensitive to the touch on her belly or when she eats or is raring back while screaming.
*Lastly, One medical condition (pyloric stenosis) has also been a cause of projectile vomiting, as usually occurs within an hour of eating, This requires medical surgery to correct.
If you have ruled out the above, then it's probably nothing serious to worry about. However, you do need to eliminate a few simple causes and make adjustments where needed. Identify the following and keep note of for your doctor:
*If you are nursing at all, it could be something you ate or drank. Check out what is considered a proper diet for nursing mothers.
*If she only eats formula, It's important to know how much she is drinking at one feeding and how often you are feeding her. At her age, she would normally not need more than 2-3 oz., every 2-4 hours. It's important to feed babies on a schedule, so they feed and get full enough to sleep longer times between feeds, the older they get, the more ounces and the longer between feedings. Do NOT put a bottle in her mouth every time she cries. Babies cry, that's how they communicate. It doesn't always mean they want to eat.
* How much is she vomiting, is it projectile or spitting up a little. How long after she eats is she vomiting or spitting up? What is she doing when she vomits? Is she on her tummy or sitting up or playing?
*One other culprit could be her formula. She could be lactose intolerant or just allergic or intolerant to her formula. There are a variety of formula's to try including, soy or goat milk Do not however change her formula without consulting her pediatrician.
I hope you can find some solutions or at least something rang a bell with my answers. Good luck with your newborn.
Tracey S Hooks
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