4 Month Old Babies Vomit And Have Blood Due To Excessive Suckling?
want to ask my child if he drinks too much milk then he immediately vomits and vomits his milk has blood spots … why is that and is it dangerous or not? my child is 4 months less than 13 days old and may not drink water
Good morning, thanks for the question
Constant vomiting will cause an increase in pressure on the upper gastrointestinal tract. This condition can cause a small tear in the mucosa between the esophagus and stomach, so that vomiting symptoms can be accompanied by blood spots.
This condition will generally experience spontaneous healing so that it does not require special therapy other than to overcome the cause of vomiting itself. If it is clear that vomiting due to excessive breastfeeding do the following:
1. After feeding, hold the baby upright for 30 minutes.
2. Don't press on the baby's abdomen, and burp the baby.
3. Don't force the baby to drink more milk than needed.
4. Position the baby sleeping on her back at an angle of 45-60 degrees in babies with excessive vomiting.
While breast milk is still given to prevent post-vomiting dehydration. Water should not be given, except for taking drugs. If the amount of blood in the vomit is quite a lot then tell the nurse or doctor because of the risk of experiencing hypovolemic shock due to lots of fluid and blood loss.
That's all, hope you can help.