Babies often bring up some of their milk with a burp after a feed. This is usual and is not vomiting. If your baby is bringing back all her feed and that too with such force that it shoots out, it is vomiting. Vomiting is unlikely in breast-fed babies. However, if your baby is bottle-fed and is having bouts of vomiting accompanied with diarrhoea, she may be suffering from gastro-enteritis. This is very serious as it can make your baby dehydrated very quickly. If you are breastfeeding, offer cooled boiled water between feeds. If you are bottlefeeding, you will need to dilute her feeds for the next 3 days. Your baby will also need some oral rehydration mix which you can purchase over-the-counter from a pharmacist. Contact your doctor if your baby is still vomiting, has sunken eyes and a sunken fontanelle. The doctor will send your baby to the hospital if he thinks that she is seriously dehydrated.
In older children:
Vomiting can become serious if it happens continuosly and depletes your child of her body fluids. Remember to give as much fluids as possible. You will have to give oral rehydration powder as well. If your child continues to vomit, throws up greenish vomit or appears drowsy and passes dark coloured urine, you must contact tthe doctor immediately.