Babies Aged 6 Months Every Stomach Will Vomit?
Why is my baby on his stomach every time he has to vomit and his breath is difficult, my baby is 6 months old, cwe ??
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The causes of vomiting in infants can vary, and the symptoms of vomiting in infants must also be distinguished because vomiting in infants can be a normal symptom but can also be a sign of a serious condition, so it is necessary to find out the cause and be treated as soon as possible. Vomiting which is classified as normal in infants generally occurs in the first weeks of life where usually babies experience it after drinking milk or often referred to as spitting up. This is due to the incomplete development of the muscle ring at the entrance to the baby's stomach, so if this ring does not close completely it can cause the milk that has been drunk to rise again (reflux) and cause spit up.
Whereas abnormal vomiting can be due to various causes including infection, disorders of the digestive system, food poisoning, etc. Usually abnormal baby vomiting can have characteristics such as: yellowish color may be caused by intestinal disorders, there is blood, the baby is fussy and looks sick, the stomach is enlarged / swollen, there is blood in the vomit, vomiting constantly, etc.
In addition, there are other possible causes of vomiting, including:
- babies eat / drink too fast and a lot, because the baby's stomach is still very small, it needs adjustments for the portion of the meal, get the baby to burp after eating / drinking so that the stomach loosens so that food can enter it, otherwise this can cause the baby to vomit.
- has a gag reflex
- have acid reflux disease
- have indigestion
- allergy or intolerance to milk
Some tips to minimize vomiting in babies:
- try after drinking milk, straighten the baby's body and do not immediately put it to sleep / lie down so that fluids or food can fall completely in the digestive system.
- pat the baby's back gently to burp after consuming anything to prevent flatulence.
If vomiting in babies makes you worry, you should immediately consult a pediatrician to find out more about the cause of this vomiting. Treatment can depend on the cause of the vomiting event itself. For this reason, try to burp the baby and not lay him down immediately. If the baby vomits, try to tilt the baby's body so that the vomit does not enter the respiratory tract and cause serious conditions.
Thank you for your attention, I hope this information helps.