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Do all babies throw up after coughing?

Do all babies throw up after coughing?

Yes: We call this "post tussive emesis" - doctor speak for cough induced vomiting. It is very common and is not a cause for alarm. If it persists for more than 3-5 days, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much? Is it normal or something?

Dear doctor, my baby 10 wk always flexes his body after feed and throws up as he does this. Why do babies flex so much?  Is it normal or something?

Reflux: Gastroesophageal reflux happens in babies sometimes. It can be associated with fussing after feeds, arching, spitting, and hiccuping. Make sure that you are holding your baby upright after feeds, burp him well, and don't over feed him. See your doctor if it is getting worse. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?

Is there a difference in the brands of formula for babies (similac, parents choice) my baby has acid reflux and throws up on PC formula not any other?

Minor difference: Most milk-based infant formulas are essentially the same, although different companies will sometimes make very minor changes such as a different amount of calcium. There are some formulas which are designed to be easier to digest, and some babies with acid reflux have less spitting with these formulas. Powder vs ready-to-feed can make a difference, too. ...Read more

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Is it safe to gently throw my baby in the air and catch her?

Is it safe to gently throw my baby in the air and catch her?

No: It is not safe to throw a child in the air and catch them. The vertebral blood vessels are fragile and when they come down as you catch them it causes a small snap in the neck that can tear these vessels. It is fine to lift them in the air to give that buoyant sensation as long as you do not release the child. Be aware of any head snapping back. ...Read more

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At what age can I throw my baby up in the air &catch her again without it being dangerous, my mom did it to her when she was 1 1/2 months, i got scared?

At what age can I throw my baby up in the air &catch her again without it being dangerous, my mom did it to her when she was 1 1/2 months, i got scared?

At any age: My concern is would you want your baby to hit the ground at any age? A baby does not have the ability to protect themself from the force of the fall. Do you really want to take the chance that you might not catch her? ...Read more

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A baby of 6 months old, throws up like turning on a fountain why? Sometimes right after a feeding of 4 oz. And sometimes a few hours later

A baby of 6 months old, throws up like turning on a fountain  why? Sometimes right after a feeding of 4 oz.  And sometimes a few hours later

Your : Your baby should be seen by his/her pediatrician right away. A condition called pyloric stenosis needs to be ruled out. This is a condition where a part of the stomach is narrowed which in turn prevents food from from emptying out of the stomach into the intestines. This leads to forceful vomiting like you described. Your baby should be evaluated asap so appropriate tests and treatment can be initiated, which may include surgery. If this is not the cause then your baby maybe suffering from gerd (reflux) your doctor will determine if this is a cause as well. All the best. ...Read more

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Wen 2 introduce baby pacifier n wen 2 throw it away, 2 njoy more pros than cons?I read d pros n cons over internet. Or is it gud not 2 use pacifier?

Wen 2 introduce baby pacifier n wen 2 throw it away, 2 njoy more pros than cons?I read d pros n cons over internet. Or is it gud not 2 use pacifier?

Pacifiers help: Reduce sids and satisfy babies' need to suck. As they get older, they become a type of security blanket. There are recommendations not to start them before breast milk is established. I have never seen a pacifier interfere with breast feeding, so starting as young as you want is fine. The oldest they should have one is when it starts to misshape the teeth. That is usually from 2-4 years. ...Read more

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My baby throws her head around a lot and sometimes hits it on things. I'm afraid she will really harm herself. How do I know when to be concerned?

My baby throws her head around a lot and sometimes hits it on things. I'm afraid she will really harm herself. How do I know when to be concerned?

Need more info: Need to know baby's age and birth history. What you describe is not uncommon but you should bring this to the attention of the pediatrician before the baby hits his/her head on something hard & causes a big problem . ...Read more