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How do you treat a child who's vomiting?

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  • Give fluids in small amounts. If your child vomits afterward, wait 20-30 minutes and give the fluids again. If your child has vomited two or more times, call your doctor.
  • If your infant is breastfeeding, continue to nurse your baby.
  • Your doctor may want you to give your baby small amounts of oral electrolyte solution. Check the amount with your doctor.
  • Give toddlers about one tablespoon of oral electrolyte solution, ice chips, diluted juice, or clear broth every 15 minutes. If your child continues to vomit, call your doctor.

From: Vomiting (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

Medically Reviewed on 9/14/2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Spitting Up in Babies."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Vomiting and Diarrhea in Children."

The Nemours Foundation: "Vomiting."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 14, 2019

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