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Suggest Treatment For Vomiting In An Infant

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Posted on Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Question: my one month and one week old baby boy vomited while I was driving ... I'm assuming its BC he over ate BC my husband had just finished feeding him be for getting on the road ... the top of his head is sunk in which im assuming means he's dehydrated so what do we do? we showered him an hour before feeding him... is the vomit from over feeding or dehydration?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Increased amount of breast feeds needs to be given.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Let me first ask whether the baby is exclusively breast fed or whether formula feeds are being given. Formula feeds are hard to digest and that could be the reason for vomiting. In such a case switching back to breast milk should provide relief. Regurgitation of milk could be a likely cause, especially in case of the likely overfeeding. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. Since you find the anterior fontanelle to be shrunken, it indicates some dehydration and all you should do is to give plenty of breast feeding. If the child is not on breast feeding you may give ORS (oral rehydration solution).

If the child is passing urine 4-6 times or more per 24 hours, nothing needs to be done and you need not get concerned. If not, it indicates dehydration which needs to be promptly corrected. If you are unable, you would need to take him to a hospital for the same.

Let me know if you have further queries. I would request you to refrain from use of abbreviations since they can create unnecessary confusions. Let me know the full form of what you mean by BC.

Regards
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Suggest Treatment For Vomiting In An Infant

Brief Answer: Increased amount of breast feeds needs to be given. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Let me first ask whether the baby is exclusively breast fed or whether formula feeds are being given. Formula feeds are hard to digest and that could be the reason for vomiting. In such a case switching back to breast milk should provide relief. Regurgitation of milk could be a likely cause, especially in case of the likely overfeeding. You should burp the baby for at least 15-20 mins after each feed. All you need to do is to hold the baby head end elevated for this duration. Since you find the anterior fontanelle to be shrunken, it indicates some dehydration and all you should do is to give plenty of breast feeding. If the child is not on breast feeding you may give ORS (oral rehydration solution). If the child is passing urine 4-6 times or more per 24 hours, nothing needs to be done and you need not get concerned. If not, it indicates dehydration which needs to be promptly corrected. If you are unable, you would need to take him to a hospital for the same. Let me know if you have further queries. I would request you to refrain from use of abbreviations since they can create unnecessary confusions. Let me know the full form of what you mean by BC. Regards