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Mother cleaning up baby vomit

Vomiting is the involuntary expulsion of the stomach contents. An episode of vomiting will generally resolve by itself within 6 to 24 hours after it starts. It is important to ensure that they receive plenty of fluid during this time to avoid dehydration.

Why is my baby vomiting?

A food allergy such as Cows’ Milk Allergy (CMA) may be responsible for your baby’s vomiting. During your baby’s first few months, vomiting may also be caused by minor feeding problems such as eating too much. If your baby suddenly starts episodes of vomiting it may be caused by a stomach infection such as gastroenteritis.

Almost 50% of babies with CMA have vomiting as a symptom

Could it be Cows’ Milk Allergy?

Vomiting is a common symptom for babies with CMA. Babies with CMA usually experience more than just one symptom and these symptoms can be very different from one another.
If you think that your baby is vomiting more than what may be their usual amount, it may be CMA. You may have even noticed other symptoms (besides vomiting), which may affect other parts of your baby’s body.
For a simple and easy way to understand the symptoms associated with CMA, you can use our symptom checklist.

This will allow you to select all the symptoms that your baby may have that can be cows’ milk-related. You can then discuss these with your doctor.

In any case, if you have any doubts or concerns about your baby’s health, you should always seek advice from a medical professional as soon as possible. The information on this website should not replace medical advice from a medical professional.