Preventing Nausea And Vomiting In Babies

Infant nausea and vomiting are common in infants. It’s actually pretty normal that they suffer from intestinal inflammation at some point.
Prevention of nausea and vomiting in infants

Keeping liquids hydrated is paramount in preventing and treating nausea and regular vomiting in babies. You should follow the instructions of your pediatrician, as he or she may prescribe an appropriate treatment for your baby’s age.

Such an uncomfortable condition, of course, worries most parents. In this article, we will tell you how you can prevent baby nausea. We also explain why this can happen and how it is treated.

Nausea and vomiting

First, it is important to distinguish between vomiting and vomiting.

Vomiting is the recovery of ingested food out of the mouth. It is unintentional, but it requires effort. Falling, on the other hand, occurs when a baby eats too fast and swallows air. Thus, the food comes out of the mouth effortlessly.

For this reason, it is quite difficult to distinguish between vomiting and vomiting. Vomiting can occur at any age, but vomiting is common mainly in infants.

In general, it could be said that vomiting is beneficial. It is a way to remove food that does not stay well inside or that is harmful at that very moment. However, it can lead to serious problems such as dehydration if you do not take the necessary action.

Causes of nausea and vomiting in infants


Treatment of nausea and vomiting in infants

The cause of nausea and vomiting depends on the age of the child. However, here are two common reasons for vomiting in babies:

  • Intestinal Inflammation : This is an intestinal virus that causes diarrhea and vomiting.
  • Gastrointestinal Reflux : It occurs when the baby’s ever-developing sphincter does not relax and makes it difficult for food to pass through. This causes reflux and with it vomiting. It usually lasts more than 12 months.

Other, more unusual causes may include:

  • Food intolerances or allergies such as lactose allergy.
  • Metabolic disorders.
  • Intestinal obstruction.

For all of these reasons, a pediatrician should be consulted so that the physician can help identify the cause and begin treatment as soon as possible.

Things to watch out for

While vomiting may just come and go, there are certain symptoms that you need to consider. Therefore, take your child to a doctor if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting after blow to head.
  • Blood in vomiting (it may look brown).
  • The child vomits for a long time.
  • The child is sleepy or apathetic. However, some babies may experience irritability and sadness.
  • Abdominal pain and swelling.
  • Bloody stools.
  • Vomiting is green or yellowish.
  • The child has a fever.


Hydration with electrolytes is the most appropriate treatment to avoid the complications of regular vomiting. Rehydration, ie keeping the child hydrated, is the first thing you should do if the child vomits.

Follow your pediatrician’s instructions to do this. Depending on the age of the baby , your doctor may prescribe either an electrolytic oral fluid or a liquid diet until the baby recovers. However, you should administer them slowly so that your baby does not abandon them.

At this point, it is important to remember that you should not force a sick child to eat. Wait instead for him to be hungry. So after eight hours of vomiting, you can start introducing your child to a soft diet such as broths, soups and bread if your child is over a year old. Use breastfeeding if she is still breastfeeding.

Prevention of nausea and regular vomiting in infants

To prevent vomiting, you should be able to prevent all possible causes. As you can see, it is impossible.

However, in the case of gastrointestinal reflux, it is possible to take certain measures against reflux and vomiting:

  • Burp the baby after each meal.  That way, you eliminate gases that can cause nausea or vomiting.
  • Change your baby’s diet.  If you are breast-feeding, you should know that removing certain foods from your own diet will make your baby feel sick and vomit less.
  • Talk to your pediatrician if your baby is eating a breastmilk substitute so he or she can prescribe a different product.
  • Feed the child in a position that makes it easier for the food to go down (upright), and do not rock or move the child too much after food.
  • Try slow feeding. This is especially important if you are feeding your baby a bottle. Make sure that the holes in the teat part of the bottle are the right size, as the baby may eat too fast or the bottle may not become liquid when the baby sucks it.
  • Feed your baby more often, but less time at a time if you are breastfeeding. That way, the baby doesn’t get too much food and the food settles better in the stomach.


Vomiting is not uncommon in infants. However, you need to be vigilant and try to detect any alarm signs that may be indicative of complications or serious problems.

Also, don’t forget that keeping your child well hydrated is paramount when he or she vomits. As always, talk to your pediatrician and follow his or her instructions.

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