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Breastfeeding > help! my breastfed baby is vomiting!! what do I do?
waldorfknitmama's Avatar waldorfknitmama 10:44 AM 06-15-2009
My little baby is vomiting!! He is 6mo today: but ever since yesterday, whenever I nurse him he vomits, like projectile like???!!! Actually yesterday morning when I went to wake him up he smelled (more like reaked) like major throwup, and then yesterday he proceeded to vomit nearly everytime I nursed him??!!! We went hiking yesterday and it was hot I think the heat + puking = him being a little dehydrated He did not have very many wet dipes yesterday (2) no poop and when I went to get him this morning he was dry from last night he did poop this am but no pee yet I'm getting concerned . . . but the thing is he is actually soooo totally normal, like happy, playing, laughing, wanting to eat (we haven't feed him yet since he's been sick) and everything like normal. Should I be worried. What is causing this puking episode? He seems happy and healthy in every aspect. What can I do for him?

CrunchyChristianMama's Avatar CrunchyChristianMama 10:47 AM 06-15-2009
It could be from the heat, or he could have caught a little bug. I would personally keep nursing him as often as he wants to nurse. Don't force the issue if he isn't wanting it, but if he wants to, go ahead and do so. You could also try just having him nurse for short periods of time and see if that will stay down so that he doesn't get dehydrated.
mysticmomma's Avatar mysticmomma 10:50 AM 06-15-2009
Keep nursing.
waldorfknitmama's Avatar waldorfknitmama 11:46 AM 06-15-2009
Thanks all! I guess I was hoping it is a bug and not a food allergy. . . It wouldn't be one of those right? I do not want to cut anything ffrom my diet! However, I have only been eating foods I always have, so I'm banking on the bug! Thanks again, I'll keep the nursing going!
jecombs's Avatar jecombs 12:47 PM 06-15-2009
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Originally Posted by naturalmamaof1 View Post
Thanks all! I guess I was hoping it is a bug and not a food allergy. . . It wouldn't be one of those right? I do not want to cut anything ffrom my diet! However, I have only been eating foods I always have, so I'm banking on the bug! Thanks again, I'll keep the nursing going!
If your baby is 6 mo. I highly doubt that a food allergy to something in your milk would show-up now.

Just keep offering him short nursing sessions. Just a little bit of milk at a time, to keep things easy on his tummy. Let him nurse for a few sucks or even a minute or two, then stop. Offer again 5-10 min later. Just keep offering small amounts, even if it comes back up. BM is so easily absorbed that even a small amount in the tummy for a minute can be partially absorbed. Plus, my DD always preferred active puking to dry-heaves.

If he develops a fever, I'd go to the ped and insist on a flu test. As we all know, H1N1 is still out there and can only be treated with Tamiflu if caught within the first 48 hrs.
tanyam926's Avatar tanyam926 02:42 PM 06-15-2009
I agree w/the keep nursing advice.

My ds2 got a bug when he was 13 mo and threw up every 2 hrs for almost a week! No other food besides bm, he would even throw that up. I didn't take him to the doc bc he was acting fine otherwise and I knew he wasn't getting dehydrated bc he was still nursing and peeing. I also didn't want to pay good money for them to tell me to quit bf and give pedialyte.:

Anyway....thank goodness for nursing bc even a sick babe who won't eat/drink anything else will nurse for comfort. I know several babies who have been hospitalized bc of dehydration after vomiting w/a bug and none were BF.

BTW, I know you already know this but trust your instincts, if your babe starts acting in a way that concerns you def take to the dr (I wasn't advocating against that by sharing my experience).

Hope babe feels better soon!
artgoddess's Avatar artgoddess 02:46 PM 06-15-2009
I'd guess bug as well. If he didn't puke like this for 6 months then suddenly started it doesn't sound at all like an allergy. Hope he is better soon. Nurse often to make sure he doesn't dehydrate, and watch for fever.
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