My 3.5 year old daughter vomits or has the vomiting sensation when given a little more food than her regular meals

Since your daughter is only three and a half years old, we can obviously rule out the possibility of any intentional eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia! However, considering that your daughter is able to properly digest any food that is given to her in her normal daily dosages, it is more likely that her stomach has adapted to that proportion at this time. The amount she eats will continue to increase while her body continues to grow and she becomes bigger. If she has experienced this problem over a significant period of time, you may want to take the additional step of showing her to a child specialist in order to properly detect the possibility of a stomach infection. Another possibility is the fact that this might be a reaction to the kind of food that you are feeding your baby. For example, if you only notice the reaction taking place after your daughter has eaten some kind of dairy product, it is more likely to be a case of lactose intolerance. Vomiting can be induced by a number of factors. Some of them include certain tastes, smells as well as illnesses and emotions. The illnesses that could induce the condition include food poisoning, motion sickness as well as appendicitis. All in all, the reasons for your daughter’s condition may be more than just an inability to hold down larger quantities of food, although that does seem to be the most possible explanation.

Your daughter is likely to feel extremely fatigued after having vomited. The best way to speed up her recovery would be to make sure that she gradually drinks a large amount of clear liquids and avoid any consumption of solid foods just after. Allow your child to get a substantial amount of rest and avoid giving her any oral medication as this will tend to irritate the stomach. You can also give your daughter a cup of ginger tea as this is known to be very effective when dealing with vomiting. You could also create a mixture of honey and the powder of 2 roasted cardamoms. Another option would be to sip on a glass of honey water and sip on small portions of onion juice at regular intervals. For at least 12 hours after the bout of vomiting, feed your daughter a strict diet of bananas, peeled apple and boiled rice. Drinking a clear soup without any cream will also be beneficial.

answered by M W

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