Your baby is eating and suddenly he vomits up everything he just ate. In this situation you may wonder whether you should continue feeding or stop until the next feeding. How long should you wait to feed your baby after vomiting? It’s a good question that probably all moms and dads have asked themselves at some point.
Spitting up is almost a rite of passage for babies, and for parents too. Vomiting in babies is also common and can occur for many reasons. Most of these causes are not serious. So a simplified answer to the question would be that yes, you can usually continue to feed your baby after he has vomited. But let’s look at this answer in detail.
Cause of baby throwing up and spitting up
Baby vomiting and spitting up are two different things and can therefore have different causes. Spitting up is common in babies under one year of age. It usually occurs after eating. belching it is usually an easy stream of milk and saliva that drips from the baby’s mouth. It often appears along with a farmer. Spitting up is normal in healthy babies. Reflux regurgitation in babies is especially common when your baby has a full stomach, so be careful not to overfeed your baby. The spitting up usually stops when the baby is older than a year.
Second, vomiting is usually a more forceful expulsion of milk, or whatever you ate. It occurs when the brain tells the abs to squeeze. It is common in healthy babies, but it can also be a sign that they are infected with a virus or that they are feeling a little unwell. Vomiting, as well as gagging, is a reflex action that can be triggered for a variety of reasons. These reasons can be the following:
- Irritation caused by a viral or bacterial infection, such as a stomach flu.
- A fever.
- Pain caused by a fever, an ear infection, or a vaccine.
- Obstruction in the stomach or intestines.
- Chemicals in the blood, such as drugs.
- Allergens, including pollen. This is very rare in babies under one year old.
- Motion sickness, such as during a car ride or from turning too much.
- Being angry or stressed.
- Strong smells.
- Milk intolerance.
When should you feed your baby after vomiting?
Vomiting too much can cause dehydration and even weight loss in the most severe cases. Feeding milk can help prevent both consequences. To prevent dehydration and weight loss, offer her a drink after she has finished throwing up. If your baby is hungry and asks for a bottle or breast after vomiting, go ahead and continue feeding.
Liquid food after vomiting can sometimes help calm your baby’s nausea. Start by giving her a small amount and wait for her to vomit again. Your baby may be vomiting again, but it’s better to try than not. If your baby is at least 6 months old and won’t eat after vomiting, offer bottled water. This can help prevent dehydration. After you drink some water, you can try feeding him again.
When should you not feed your baby after vomiting?
In some cases, it is better not to feed the baby immediately after vomiting. If your baby is vomiting due to earache or fever, it is best to give him medicine first. Most pediatricians recommend pain relievers for babies, so ask your baby’s doctor what is the best medicine for these casesand the dose to take. If you give your baby a pain reliever after your visit to the pediatrician, it is recommended that you wait 30 to 60 minutes to feed him. Feeding him too early can cause another bout of vomiting and the drugs may not work properly.
Motion Sickness It is uncommon in babies under 2 years of age, but some babies may be more sensitive to these situations. If your baby vomits during a trip, don’t offer him anything to eat afterwards.. If you are lucky enough to have your baby sleeping during the trips, it is advisable not to wake him up and feed him once you get out of the car during a stop or already at the destination.
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