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What should I do if my baby is vomiting and I breastfeed?

If your baby has vomited only once or twice:

  • Continue breast-feeding.
  • Limit total nursing time or nurse on only one breast each feeding.
  • After 4 hours without vomiting, nurse as usual.

If vomiting occurs three or more times:

  • Pump your breasts over the next 24 hours and give your baby
          controlled amounts of fluids.
  • Or, put your baby on clear fluids as directed above.
  • After 4 hours without vomiting, return to your regular nursing schedule.

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