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My daughter is puking, what do i do?

she is barely eating anything since this afternoon and she keeps puking up what she has eaten! what do i do about this? she is 5 months old.


Asked by SabrenaLeigh at 7:37 PM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Give very small amounts of pedialyte... like half an ounce every half hour if she keeps it down. If she throws it back up, give her tummy a break. If she continues to vomit and starts acting lethargic you need to get her into to a doctor ASAP a baby can get dehydrated pretty fast.
    Keep an eye on how many wet diapers she is having and how heavy they are... if there is a drastic decrease, again, bring her in ASAP.
    Don't give formula if she takes that... you can still breastfeed if she does that... but shorten the time to a couple of minutes and then have her stop and wait for an hour... and see if she keeps it down.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:36 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • You need to call your pediatrician babies get dehydrated really fast if they aren't keeping anything down. If you don't have an on call doc you need to take her to the er.

    Answer by bugandsmiles at 7:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • make sure she's at least getting fluids.

    Answer by JDanesMommy at 7:40 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Call your Ped tonight.

    Answer by Southerncharmes at 7:42 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Take her to the ER or and Urgent care center TONIGHT!

    Answer by amydh at 7:44 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Even if she's puking keep giving her bottles or breastfeeding if she'll take it.. She might puke most of it back up, but she'll still be getting some of it in her. When my son first did this my hubby went almost overboard about keeping him hydrated and kept giving him bottles no matter what. When we got DS to the Dr. he said we did the right thing and that was probably the only reason our son wasn't dehydrated. Get to the Dr. ASAP though or at least call and they'll tell you what to do.

    Answer by Nika75 at 8:07 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • you can mix water with a little bit of salt and sugar that will keep her electrolytes up. And if you want to gie her gatorade instead of pedialyte it taste better and they have powdered stuff so you can put more powder than what ur supposed to and they get more electrolytes which is what is lost when vomiting or through diarrhea

    Answer by Cherish050307 at 11:39 PM on Nov. 20, 2008

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