Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Fay | 2010-11-01

Q.

3 day old baby

Hi Doc

My newphew was born on Saturday. I am a bit worried about him as he has not been feeding well since. Yesterday he started throwing up whatever he drank and today the vomit is tinged with green. Could he have an infection or perhaps allergic to the milk (he doesnt want to suckle on his mom, hence they tried putting him on Nan). Your valuable and prompt input would be highly appreciated

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a very serious problem and this little baby must be taken back to the hospital as an emergency. He may have an intestinal obstuction or a problem called duodenal atresia. He must be taken to hospital immediately!.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
user comments

C.

Posted by: Purple | 2010-11-01

If the mom would like to get baby back on the breast, she should contact an international board certified lactation consultant or the la leche league who will help her get the latching right so that baby will suckle from her (and mom won''t get cracked nipples).

Reply to Purple

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.