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My second baby is one month & two weeks. After she drinks milk and even after she burps she keeps throwing up milk, this happens almost everytime I feed her & at times she throws almost half of what she drank.
Then in no time she starts crying again I don't know whether it's because she's feeling hungry or for any other reason.
I'm really stressed out..would like to know if any other mother have the same experience & any advice how to overcome this.

Most of the babies vomit small amounts when they burb sometimes largely in first few weeks. Mainly because they are still getting used to milk. But in your case I feel it's not normal since the baby vomits every time a large quantity. if the baby is often sick and vomiting large quantities like you explained, its something to be cautious.

This could be due to many reasons and below some of the reasons. But the best solution is to go and meet your doctor and discuss this further.

1. Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (GOR)

the muscular valve at the end of food pipe which keeps food in the stomach are still developing in new born. Because of this when the tummy is full, food and stomach acid can flow back up his food pipe and the result will be vomiting.

Reflux may cause your baby to bring up a little milk after a feed, and can also give him hiccups. He may occasionally cough after bringing up milk if a little has gone "down the wrong way". This is normal and, as long as your baby is otherwise well, you don't need to worry.

However, a more severe case of reflux can cause your baby to be sick, often after feeding. He may cry and cough a lot too.

2. A Stomach Bug

If your baby's vomiting begins suddenly, or if she also has diarrhea, she may have a tummy bug such as gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If you think this could be the case, contact your doctor. Doctor may ask for a sample of your baby's poop to find out the best way to treat your baby.

Vomiting and diarrhea mean your baby is losing precious fluids. These fluids must be replaced, to prevent dehydration. Your doctor or pharmacist will be able to advise you about which solution is best for your baby. You can give it to him alongside his usual breastmilk or full-strength formula, and water.

3. An Illness or Infection

our baby may be vomiting because he has an infection or illness. If so, you may notice other signs of illness too, such as:

· fever

· loss of appetite

· irritability

Author: Dr Chaminda Kandauda

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