Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) in children under five years old, and almost all children will have suffered from a bout of it by the end of their first year at school.Rotavirus is highly contagious
Norovirus is a highly contagious bug that spreads quickly, and can cause nasty bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea. It's often known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’ - although it can be caught at any time of the year - and as the most common stomach bug
.Sports/electrolyte drinks - these are for adults only and are not suitable for kids. Nothing but water. Keep offering food or his usual milk and, if he really won't eat anything, try a lolly or a rehydration drink, available from pharmacists.If the diarrhoea and vomiting
be to blame.Reflux is caused when a weak valve at the top of the baby's stomach allows their feed, along with gastric acid, to come back up, causing symptoms including heartburn and vomiting.All babies are born with this weak valve, which matures as they grow
or chocolate to nibble. In advanced labour most women seem to just want drinks to sip. Vomiting in labour is rarely a major problem, but if you are unlucky enough to be sick, it's probably more comfortable to have eaten so you're not retching on an empty
When you bring your baby home, you'll worry about everything, says GP Rob Hicks.Common concerns include: GRUNTING Sleeping babies can be noisy. But if there's a real problem he'll soon yell about it. VOMITING Most newborns bring up milk or posset
Bottlefed babies in particular get air in their stomachs during a bottlefeed, so try winding your little one halfway through. Breastfed babies tend not to be quite so affected, but you will still need to burp her when you swap breasts. If she turns her head away from the breast o...
Midwife Nikki says: For most women, the usual pregnancy sickness starts to ease from around 14 weeks. Some weight loss is natural when you are suffering from vomiting during pregnancy, but I feel you should see your GP, who may suggeest blood tests
Up to one in seven people in the UK is thought to be lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance (LI) is the body's inability to produce enough of the enzyme lactase in the digestive tract. Without it, lactose (the natural sugar in milk and other dairy products) cannot be digested pr...