Why do newborn babies vomit?

This article is about the reasons of why newborn babies vomit? If your baby has the same or similar problem, you should surely read this article.

Continuous vomiting is a natural condition frequently seen in infants and children. Usually this situation is more common when babies are in their first months. Parents may be worried and thinking, “My baby is vomiting so much. What should I do?” But often one of the causes of vomiting in infants is a condition that can be seen during the growth process. Sometimes there are signs of serious diseases that need to be recognized quickly.

There are two reasons why newborn babies vomit. Most newborn babies have continuous vomiting in the first months. This is actually normal. Vomiting in infants is usually seen in the process of growth. Whether the baby is in the process of growing up or is a symptom of a serious disease  is determined by the baby’s age, frequency of vomiting, shape, content, baby’s well-being, changes in appearance and other symptoms. Vomiting of babies is usually about one tablespoon an hour after the baby’s feeding and the consistency of vomiting is like a milk cut. The infants’ stomach volume and flexibility is low. Infants swallowing excessive air during feeding or excessive feeding is one of the most common causes of vomiting. Therefore, there is nothing to worry about in normal vomiting of this kind.

The frequency of physiological vomiting can be reduced by easy-to-implement measures such as feeding in an upright position, excess nutrients, increasing consistency, appropriate technique, and gas extraction at appropriate time.

Most of the normal vomiting in your baby improves after the age of 1 year. Feeding with solid foods and baby’s sitting position may improve vomiting. In order to be considered as normal vomiting parents pay attention to whether the baby’s weight gain is sufficient, the general condition looks good. If there are no such conditions, your baby’s vomiting can be considered as a normal vomiting.

Sometimes mothers force babies when they are crying and when they don’t want to eat. It shouldn’t be insisted on feeding when the baby is crying because the baby will swallow more air thus trigger more vomiting. When the baby vomits, you should prevent the vomit from escaping into the trachea and lungs. After vomiting your baby, you should clean the inside of the mouth from foreign materials.

What you can do for vomiting in babies

Do not breast-feed your baby too much.

Be careful not to shake your baby after breastfeeding.

When going out with your baby, always have a wet wipe and apron for the baby.

Take care to feed your baby with breast milk.