Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Fay | 2010/11/01


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



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!.

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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).

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