Causes 8-month Babies Often Vomit After Drinking Breast Milk Through The Breast?
Afternoon, r nI want to ask my 8-month-old child, only today from morning. Was given to drink breast milk through the long time it was immediately vomited. Why? Please try again like 3 times but still like that
Good evening, thanks for the question
Spit generally occurs in the first 2 weeks of a baby's life and is a normal condition. Usually due to a lot of milk production and the small size of the stomach of the baby resulting in excess milk intake and eventually spit up.
The situation will be increasingly reduced because the mother's breasts will begin to adjust according to the baby's breastfeeding habits, as well as the baby's digestion will increasingly adapt with age, for example the sphincter or gastric valve will also be stronger to prevent backflow of fluid entering the stomach.
The difference between spit up and vomiting caused by acid reflux in the esophagus is in vomiting the volume of fluid that comes out more and tends to burst due to a stronger push. Vomiting can be a symptom of reflux disease of the stomach contents, intestinal obstruction, ear infection, intestinal infection, lung infection, inflammation of the brain, or protein allergy. If there are these conditions it is advisable to consult with a doctor.
Then in a spit up condition, the child is usually not fussy because it does not cause pain, the child still looks comfortable, suckling is still good, weight gain, and BAK is sufficient. Spit up conditions do not require special therapy. What mothers can do to prevent spit up include:
1. After drinking milk, 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
Spit up in normal conditions can still occur in healthy babies that will disappear until the age of 18-24 months. For that reason, mothers do not need to worry if they do not find symptoms of vomiting caused by other conditions as previously explained.
Beware if the baby's mother experiences vomiting that is frequent, many, accompanied by other symptoms (diarrhea, fever, bloating), yellow or green, spraying, eyes appear sunken, no tears when, dry mouth, appear limp or fussy, and decreased urinating , immediately check your baby's condition to the doctor.
So, hopefully it can be useful
Wassalam, Dr. Farah