Causes of vomiting in babies


  • gastroenteritis
  • a food allergy or milk intolerance
  • gastro-oesophageal reflux where stomachcontents escape backup the gullet
  • too big a hole in the bottle teat, whichcauses your baby toswallow too much milk read more bottle feeding advice
  • accidentally swallowing something poisonous
  • congenital pyloric stenosisa condition present at birth where the passage from the stomach to the bowel has narrowed, sofood is unable topass through easily; this causes projectile vomiting
  • a strangulated hernia your babywill vomit frequently and cry as ifthey are in a lot ofpain; this should be treated as a medical emergency
  • intussusception (where the bowel telescopes in on itself) as well as vomiting, your baby may look pale, floppy and have symptoms ofdehydration

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018