Baby vomiting is a common phenomenon, resulting in a lot of reasons for vomiting, such as excessive crying or cough, feeding problems, gastrointestinal bacteria, gastroesophageal reflux, respiratory tract infection. Simple vomiting spits out food that is overeaten or that makes your baby uncomfortable. It is actually a self-protective function of the body. Meet the baby vomiting, mother do not panic, first of all, a preliminary judgment of what causes the baby vomiting, and then the corresponding treatment, but can not give the baby medication, if the baby vomiting serious, to timely see a doctor.
Reason 1: excessive crying or coughing
Crying or coughing for too long may also cause vomiting.
[Processing] Although long-term crying causes vomiting and makes you and your baby uncomfortable, it doesn’t actually do any harm to the baby’s body. If the baby does vomit because of this situation, you just clean up the baby as soon as possible and put it back in bed. Be careful not to make a mountain out of a molehill, because if you give your baby too much comfort after vomiting, it will make him feel that you can use this method to make him obedient.
Reason 2: feeding problem
During the first few months of life, babies develop vomiting symptoms, most likely due to feeding problems, such as overfeeding, indigestion, or allergies to protein in breast milk or formula. To determine whether your baby is vomiting or spitting, just remember that when you spit up, only a few spoonfuls of milk flow down the baby’s chin, and vomiting spits out a lot more fluid.
[treatment]: give your baby a hiccup after feeding. In addition, do not let the baby after half an hour of eating, let him vigorous activities, to help him keep his body upright, to help digestion. You can hold your baby in your arms.
Reason 3: gastrointestinal pathogens
Gastrointestinal bacteria are the most likely cause of vomiting when babies are a few months old, and are more likely to occur when new bacteria are brought to your home. You must insist that your family wash your hands thoroughly after changing your baby’s diapers to prevent the spread of germs. At the same time, try to ensure the baby’s hands clean. Babies infected with gastrointestinal bacteria, in addition to vomiting, but also may appear diarrhea, loss of appetite and fever and other symptoms.
[Processing] Babies lose vital moisture when they vomit heavily, so you must give them a fluid supplement in time to prevent dehydration, which can cause serious problems for the baby.
Sleeping may also help relieve vomiting in babies, as food in the stomach often empties into the intestine during sleep, reducing the feeling of vomiting. If you feed your baby every few hours and the baby vomits every time, you should take the baby to the hospital. He may need a transfusion to prevent dehydration.
Reason 4: gastroesophageal reflux
If your baby is otherwise healthy, but vomits immediately after eating, or vomits for no reason, it’s probably caused by gastroesophageal reflux. If the muscles between the baby’s esophagus and stomach do not function properly, causing food in the stomach to flow up the throat, causing gastroesophageal reflux. This problem usually goes to the baby when it is one year old, and it will disappear automatically.
[Processing] For very young babies, you can try to keep him in a semi-upright position within 30 minutes of eating, or you can hold him upright. But remember: keeping the baby upright will cause stress on his stomach and cause him to vomit again. Don’t put your baby on your lap immediately after your baby has eaten something, or make your baby too active.
If gastroesophageal reflux hasn’t subsided after the baby’s first birthday, you should take the baby to the hospital. Persistent reflux vomiting can lead to weight loss, dehydration and other health problems, and pediatricians may recommend surgery.
Reason 5: colds or other respiratory infections
Respiratory tract infections can also cause vomiting, as babies tend to feel nauseous from blocked noses.
[Processing] You can use a sniffer to clear the baby’s runny nose and try not to accumulate mucus in the baby’s nose. You can also ask the doctor if you can use the drugs to treat nasal congestion to reduce the baby’s nasal discharge.
Reason 6: infection or serious illness
Occasional vomiting may indicate that the baby’s respiratory system, urinary tract or ear infection. In rare cases, vomiting even indicates pneumonia, meningitis or Wright syndrome. If the baby appears to be seriously ill or has other symptoms, vomiting may be a sign of a serious illness.
[treatment]: take your baby to see the doctor right away.
Reason 7: eating poisonous substances accidentally
Babies may also vomit by swallowing certain medicines, poisonous plants, herbs or chemicals.
[Processing] If you suspect that your baby has eaten poisonous substances by mistake, you should take the baby to the hospital immediately. Remember to bring suspicious food or medicine, bottles and inform the doctor at the same time, so that the doctor can determine the nature of the poisons in time and give the baby the correct treatment.
Vomiting is mostly caused by gastritis and enteritis. Parents should pay attention to the condition and shape of their baby’s stool, see a doctor in time, do it according to the doctor’s instructions, and let the baby drink more saline water. If the baby vomiting is mild, you can give him some easy to digest liquid diet, a small number of times to eat; if the baby vomiting is serious, you should temporarily fasting. When vomiting, let the baby take a lateral position, or head down to prevent vomit from inhaling the trachea.
In addition, we should pay attention to the way and frequency of vomiting, the shape and odor of vomit, the relationship between food intake, mental state, appetite, urine and urine, and the accompanying symptoms of vomiting.
There are many causes of vomiting in babies. Have mothers mastered the above seven causes and the corresponding treatment methods?