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Child is vomiting milk after finishing feeding. Is this normal? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hello doctor
User:My Baby is 27 days old. I have certain doubts to clarify.
Doctor:sure please proceed
User:My baby is regurgitating/vomiting the milk as soon as he finishes drinking. Why is it so?
Doctor:does he throw up all that he has fed ?
Doctor:or only small amounts ?
User:not all that he has fed.. But it is not small amount.. atleast one third he is vomiting even I burp him for more than 10 minutes
Doctor:how long has that happened ? when exactly has that started ?
User:for the past 3 days
User:is there anything to worry about this or this is a normal condition>
Doctor:in that case, he will have to be examined by a doctor to rule oout conditions like gastric reflux or congenital pyloric stenosis
Doctor:such conditions are the most common cause of the typical presentation
User:he is releasing gas... so shall I consult a doctor?
Doctor:described by you
Doctor:it is not normal , to vomit a lot of milk that he feeds
Doctor:does he feel hungry soon after he breast feeds ? and demands for more ?
User:Yes Doctor. He feeds for 45 minutes for every two hours.. Once he urinates or poo's he is getting hungry immediately.
Doctor:in that case, a examination by your doctor and if needed a ultrasound of his abdomen might be needed
User:I feel I do not have enough milk for him.. Please suggest me food which enhances breats milk
Doctor:there might not be actual issues with you since he is vomiting a lot, he might be needed to be examined and treated
Doctor:there are no foods, that can actually increase breast milk production as that is due to hormone induced secretion
User:ok Doctor. Thank you for your suggestion.
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:Shall I give boiled water for my baby?
Doctor:not needed just continue to breast feed, until he is 4 months old
User:ok Doctor. For a single day, how many times hsould I feed?
Doctor:if your doctor determines that , his feeds are less, then top feeds can be started, but not before that FEED ON DEMAND
Doctor:you can feed him any no of times, as and when he feels hungry and wants to feed continue this until he is 4 months old
Doctor:i HOPE U have understood my suggestions
User:Yes Doctor. Thank You sommuch
Doctor:You are very welcome
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