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What causes vomiting after feeding breast milk?

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Posted on Fri, 26 Sep 2014
Question: I have a daughter she is 7 days old while breastfeeding she is vomitting milk from last night. Also her potty is whitish having undegisted milk so please suggest some remedy
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Exclusive breast feeding & doctor consultation adv

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query on HealthCareMagic. In a 7 day old baby, mother's milk is the best food. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended upto 6 months of age. No water, No supplements required. In case the baby is vomiting, you can try giving Ondem (ondansetron) drops or Domstal (domperidone) drops. Had I known the exact body weight, I could have given the exact dose required for your baby. Information on whether the baby was born preterm would also have been helpful. If the bowel movements get normalised with such medicines, the stool is also expected to become ok.

In case with such medicines the vomiting does not come down, you should take the baby to your doctor. Let me mention that in a newborn, the signs of infection are subtle. In case the child is not well, feeding comes down and often it is associated with vomiting. It is also associated with other symptoms like lathergy and/or low/high temperature. We need to look deeper into the cause. It would be advisable that you take the baby to a doctor and get some blood tests including C-Reactive protein (CRP) and blood counts done. With that infection can be ruled out and that needs to be done.

Hope that I have been able to clarify your query. Feel free to ask back in case of further queries.
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (25 minutes later)
Baby body weight is 2.6 kg and she is full term baby
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ondansetron has a dosage of 0.15 mg/kg

Detailed Answer:
Ondansetron oral solution (4mg/5ml) can be given at 0.15 mg/kg. For your child the dose would be 0.5 ml (10 drops) twice or thrice daily. But I would recommend giving it only under guidance of your treating pediatrician.

Hope that would take care of your query. Wish your daughter to get well soon.
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What causes vomiting after feeding breast milk?

Brief Answer: Exclusive breast feeding & doctor consultation adv Detailed Answer: Thanks for your query on HealthCareMagic. In a 7 day old baby, mother's milk is the best food. Exclusive breast feeding is recommended upto 6 months of age. No water, No supplements required. In case the baby is vomiting, you can try giving Ondem (ondansetron) drops or Domstal (domperidone) drops. Had I known the exact body weight, I could have given the exact dose required for your baby. Information on whether the baby was born preterm would also have been helpful. If the bowel movements get normalised with such medicines, the stool is also expected to become ok. In case with such medicines the vomiting does not come down, you should take the baby to your doctor. Let me mention that in a newborn, the signs of infection are subtle. In case the child is not well, feeding comes down and often it is associated with vomiting. It is also associated with other symptoms like lathergy and/or low/high temperature. We need to look deeper into the cause. It would be advisable that you take the baby to a doctor and get some blood tests including C-Reactive protein (CRP) and blood counts done. With that infection can be ruled out and that needs to be done. Hope that I have been able to clarify your query. Feel free to ask back in case of further queries.