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My newborn son is vomitting the milk that he is being fed is

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My newborn son is vomitting the milk that he is being fed is that normal? We fed him twice and vomited both times.
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If you have any questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.
Vomiting feeds / spitting up is generally normal in newborn infants.
This may be related to many factors including reflux (spitting up), excessive gas, improper posture while feeding, formula milk, allergies, or even a mild stomach infection.
Rarely it can be due to a serious problem like obstruction in the stomach/ intestines where in the child will appear unwell, have significant discomfort and would have persistent / recurrent vomits.
If you are breastfeeding the baby, I would recommend continuing the same.
In case of having started formula, I would recommend that you need to talk to your pediatrician for considering changing the formula.
A detailed physical examination by your doctor would help in assessing for the cause & severity of symptoms.
No over the counter medications are useful in this situation, so other than using simethicone drops for gas, and a tummy rub, and helping him burp, I would only be able to advise a visit to the doctor in case of persistent vomiting,
Please get back for any clarification, and do leave a positive feedback,
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Dear Armando,
I hope that my response was helpful.
I understand that you may still have other concerns, please let me know if I can be of further assistance in helping care for your newborn baby,
Warm regards