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My newborn (25 days)throws up after breastfeed and its it often and almost every event. She has normal urinalysis, physical exam and activity on breast?

My newborn (25 days)throws up after breastfeed and its it often and almost every event. She has normal urinalysis, physical exam and activity on breast?

Reflux: reflux or throwing up after eating is very common in newborn and young infants. In most cases smaller (less duration of breast feeding), slower and more frequent feeding solve the problem ...Read more

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I forced myself to throw up and my vomit was a dark brown color and there wasn't a lot. Is that normal?

I forced myself to throw up and my vomit was a dark brown color and there wasn't a lot. Is that normal?

Vomiting: Forced vomiting is never a good idea. Are you sure it wasn't blood altered by the stomach acid. ...Read more

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What if whenever you go out to eat in public you start to throw up whenever your done or half way done? But at home you don't usually vomit

What if whenever you go out to eat in public you start to throw up whenever your done or half way done? But at home you don't usually vomit

Two thoughts...: I have two thoughts on this. One, it could be the foods you're eating, of course, different when eating out as opposed to home. Two, could be an anxiety reaction - social phobia, or a fear of being out in public, or a fear of crowds in general. ...Read more

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Vomitting so much it has now been 5 hrs and its hurts so bad to throw up that it is now dark brown/black liquid and everytime I sit up I vomit!

Vomitting so much it has now been 5 hrs and its hurts so bad to throw up that it is now dark brown/black liquid and everytime I sit up I vomit!

Get to the ER: Even if it isn't something serious, you need to get something to stop the vomiting. At this point, only an er can offer that. They also need to assess the dark brown/ black liquid. That is likely to be old blood. ...Read more

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Whenever I get upset I throw up. At least I think I do. Doctors think I'm lactose intolerant but whenever I'm upset I vomit. Why?

Whenever I get upset I throw up. At least I think I do. Doctors think I'm lactose intolerant but whenever I'm upset I vomit. Why?

You're anxious.: Your symptom is that you throw.
It would be important to try deep brething as soom as you get upset.
You could also try to get up and walk around.
A third thing is to have a cup of tea.
Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing mornings where I feel like I have to vomit and when I do, my gag reflex kicks in and I throw up a lot of mucus. Why?

I've been experiencing mornings where I feel like I have to vomit and when I do, my gag reflex kicks in and I throw up a lot of mucus. Why?

Nausea in the mornin: There are several causes for nausea in the morning that range from hormonal changes in the body, to medications, to stomach/bowel irritation from food sources and infections, to ulcers and beyond. I would try to find out the cause of the nausea by seeing a GI specialist. The gag reflex is a normal reaction when nauseated and mucus may be from the stomach or the throat. Needs to be evaluated more. ...Read more

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Can the mixture of not drinking enough water and eating too many vegetables make you throw up?!? threw up last night my vomit was packed in! 2nd time!

Can the mixture of not drinking enough water and eating too many vegetables make you throw up?!? threw up last night my vomit was packed in! 2nd time!

Usually not: Moderation is the key. Unwashed vegetables may carry infection and can cause indigestion.
always chew the food well, take small bites.
chew the food so well that becomes liquid before swallowing. Remember stomach does not have teeth. ...Read more

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Antibiotics making me nauseous feel like I'm about to vomit. I hate vomiting & also don't want to throw up the medication. Is it better to just vomit?

Antibiotics making me nauseous feel like I'm about to vomit. I hate vomiting & also don't want to throw up the medication. Is it better to just vomit?

Stop the Antibiotic: May be this particular antibiotic doesn't agree with you. Stop it and go back to your doctor, because it's also possible that something else makes you feel nauseous. ...Read more

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I drank heavily last night, woke up with a typical hang over. I threw up once and layer back down only to have to get back up and throw up again with blood In my vomit. It was Dark red blood that was essentially intertwined with mucous. I also was experie

I drank heavily last night, woke up with a typical hang over. I threw up once and layer back down only to have to get back up and throw up again with blood In my vomit. It was Dark red blood that was essentially intertwined with mucous. I also was experie

The bleeding is: NOT normal and is likely due to the mechanical effect of vomiting PLUS possible esophagitis/gsatritis form your alcohol abuse (YES this is considered alcohol "abuse:) Any more than a little bleeding should send you to the Emergency Room at once...if the bleeding is just ONCE and as you say "intertwined" with mucous you should recover. Use antacids for 24 hours and ASAP
Talk FRANKLY with your PCP! ...Read more

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Why do I throw up yellow vomit and I get dizzy?

Yellow vomitis: If you haven't eaten yellow vegetables you may be vomiting bile. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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5wks&4days. I feel nauseated and I vomit. Sometimes after a meal. I throw food I ate a few hours ago. And I feel a bit dizzy. What to do?

5wks&4days. I feel nauseated and I vomit. Sometimes after a meal. I throw food I ate a few hours ago. And I feel a bit dizzy. What to do?

See a doctor.: See a doctor who can examine you. Common causes include pregnancy, so you could test for that, but see your doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Be healthy, and take care. ...Read more

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Migraine, nausea, funny fluttering feeling in chest, irritated, off food. I feel like I'm going to throw up. If I force myself to vomit will I feel ok?

Migraines have h/a: While I cannot say in your particular case, throwing up hasn't helped any of my patients.
You'll probalby get several other answers saying about the many dangers of throwing up. We've all had vomiting; none of us had these. Don't make a habit of it.
On the Other hand, there's tons of good medicines for migraine treatment and prevention. ...Read more

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Am I protected from pregnancy if I vomit about 2 hours after taking yaz? I vomitted after drinking a bit too much at a party on the 12th of august. It was a small amount of throw up but I did not realize that vomitting could weaken the effectiveness of b

Am I protected from pregnancy if I vomit about 2 hours after taking yaz? I vomitted after drinking a bit too much at a party on the 12th of august. It was a small amount of throw up but I did not realize that vomitting could weaken the effectiveness of b

Even: Even if you hadn't vomited oral contraceptives are not 100% effective. In practical usage the rate is 96-98%. Practical usage incorporates factors such as missed or late pills. In your case if you had taken all the other pills you are likely in the 96% proctection range. From the date of your question I suspect you know the answer to by now. Please let us know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to throw up after punched in stomach? After throwing up I feel better but it leaves purplish bruise next day. Can a person vomit after being punched in stomach?

Is it normal to throw up after punched in stomach? After throwing up I feel better but it leaves purplish bruise next day. Can a person vomit after being punched in stomach?

Yes,: Yes, a person can vomit after being punched in the stomach as the organs in the stomach are your digestive organs where food is digested. The trauma and pain of the punch can cause nausea and vomiting
it is not, however, normal to be punched in the stomach! If you are a victim of abuse, get help, call 911 if you need help. ...Read more

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My newborn poops after every feeding. Is this normal?

My newborn poops after every feeding. Is this normal?

Yes!: This is absolutely normal in newborns, especially with breast milk. ...Read more

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How much should I feed my newborn if only likes cereal?

How much should I feed my newborn if only likes cereal?

Breastmilk: Newborns do not need to eat anything other than breast milk or formula if that is moms choice. Kids do not need supplements before 6m. ...Read more

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If my newborn is really tired, should I wake him up to feed?

If my newborn is really tired, should I wake him up to feed?

Yes: Newborn is usually sleepy when his/her weight is still below the birth weight. Newborn begins to cry for hunger when he/she has regained his birth-weight, and your milk supply is well established. Once he/she is gaining weight steadily, and your milk supply is well established, you can let baby feeds on demand. ...Read more

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My newborn slept for four hours straight last night. I woke her up to feed. Is this normal?

My newborn slept for four hours straight last night. I woke her up to feed. Is this normal?

Yes: Sleep intervals are driven initially by feeding schedules and need for restorative sleep. Babies who need a feed will generally wake for it. As they pass 8 or so pounds they can sleep longer between feeds and those approaching 10 lb may go all night without. As long as they are thriving and feeding well during the day, you rarely need to wake them. Premi's/those under 8 lb would be the exception. ...Read more

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What number of ounces of breastmilk should I feed my newborn?

What number of ounces of breastmilk should I feed my newborn?

About 1 oz an hour: From birth to 6 months, newborns take in about one ounce per hour of day. So if you're feeding every 3-4 hours, about 3-4 ounces is appropriate. Each baby is different, however, so as long as they are gaining weight on a normal curve, they should be fine. Find more info here: http://kellymom. Com/bf/pumpingmoms/pumping/milkcalc/ Best wishes and congrats on your newborn! ...Read more

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How often should I feed my newborn baby?

How often should I feed my newborn baby?

Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 hours. The key is that your baby is having 4-6 wet diapers per day which suggests that they are well hydrated. I would discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

Yes: Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. Hunger is a learned feeling, a desire to feel better if an emty stomach sends the message. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. ...Read more

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My newborn baby sleeps all the time even during feeding. Is that normal?

Yes: Babys will have their eyes closed even during feedings, that will pass quickly.
Make sure your pediatrician or obstetrician feels the same. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could feed my newborn all day long without being rude to guests?

Can you tell me how I could feed my newborn all day long without being rude to guests?

Feeding: Every time anyone eats before the stomach empties starts the digestive process over again and your stomach never gets a break. Your baby needs to go at least 90 minutes between feedings so his/her stomach can empty before filling it up again. This will help with digestion and having your baby on a schedule is better for you and your child.. ...Read more

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My newborn sleeps for 5 hour incraments consistantly if we don't wake her to feed her... is that normal? Should II be worried?

My newborn sleeps for 5 hour incraments consistantly if we don't wake her to feed her... is that normal? Should II be worried?

Newborns: Sleep 18 hours in the beginning & are awake only 6 hours. Most will wake up like clockwork every three hours for a feeding, others every 4-5 hours & a very small percentage 6-8 hours! As long as your baby is taking adequate amount for growth, you should not worry. U can wake ur baby up every three hours during the day to feed & let her sleep thru the night for 8 hours-uninterrupted so can you! ...Read more

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