Baby Spitting Up Clear Liquid? Possible Causes and When to Call the Doctor

Baby Spitting Up Clear Liquid?

Possible Causes and When to Call the Doctor

Babies spit up clear liquid because they are not getting enough nourishment from their mother’s milk. If your baby is throwing up clear liquid, then you need to see a doctor immediately. You may have other symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.

Your doctor will examine your baby and check if there are any underlying medical problems that could cause this behavior.

The most common causes of infant spitting up clear liquid are:

1) Infant feeding formula (or cow’s milk).

Baby doesn’t get enough nutrients from her mother’s milk. She needs more calories than she gets from her mother’s milk. Babies don’t eat solid food until they reach 1 year old.

2) Infant overfeeding.

Baby is eating too much solid foods and not enough nutritious foods like her mother’s milk.

3) Lack of proper nutrition during pregnancy.

Some mothers do not give their babies adequate amounts of nutrients during pregnancy which results in lack of nutrients in baby’s body. These mothers cannot produce enough antibodies to fight off illness when they deliver their babies. They might even pass away before giving birth to prevent infection during delivery.

4) Certain illnesses.

Infants can get sick from the flu or other airborne viruses. These viruses make them vomit and have diarrhea. They get dehydrated and eventually they die which results in death.

If the mother has the same illness then babies will die from this sickness as well.

5) Sudden change in environment.

There was a sudden change in environment such as extreme heat, extreme cold, and predators. The infant became dehydrated from diarrhea and vomiting.

6) Not enough rest.

Certain illnesses also require mothers to get adequate rest before, during, and after birth. If mothers do not get proper rest they can get dehydrated and experience extreme exhaustion or even die from sleep deprivation.

7) Undercooked meats.

Uncooked meats may contain harmful bacteria that enter the baby’s body when she ingests this meat. The bacteria can cause the baby to have diarrhea and vomit.

8) Other medical reasons.

There are many other reasons why babies may throw up clear liquid. These include but are not limited to certain medicines, drug use during pregnancy, and certain diseases that a mother may have passed on to her child.

It is important that you see a doctor right away if your baby is throwing up clear liquid. It could be a sign of a more serious problem that requires immediate attention.

What Does it Mean If My Baby Spits Up White Liquid?

Many parents are concerned about what it means if their baby spits up white liquid. While normal spit up is usually yellow, some children spit up white liquid. This is usually a sign that a child has a milk allergy or intolerance to milk. These children may also vomiting, develop diarrhea, become cranky, and have an upset stomach.

Most children will outgrow this condition between 1-2 years of age. Until then, you should eliminate any and all dairy products from your child’s diet. This means no more milk, cheese, or ice cream.

If your infant is vomiting up white liquid, you should see a physician immediately. Infant spit up can be a sign of something more serious that requires medical attention.

What Does it Mean If My Baby Vomits Yellow Liquid?

Some babies may vomit yellow liquid. There are a few different reasons why this may occur such as:

1) Infection.

Certain types of bacteria and viruses may cause your baby to vomit up yellow liquid. These diseases may be prevented by getting certain vaccines before your child is exposed to the infection or diseases.

2) Food intolerance.

Some infants have food intolerance’s that cause them to vomit. This can happen if an infant has been fed something that he or she is allergic to.

3) Not eating enough.

Some infants fail to eat enough during a feeding session. Rather than filling up and stopping, they throw it back up which comes out as liquid.

4) Stomach Flu.

If your baby has recently had the stomach flu they may vomit yellow liquid due to dehydration. The best way to prevent this is by getting a flu vaccine.

5) Other medical conditions.

There are other conditions that may cause your infant to vomit yellow liquid. These may include but are not limited to heart defects, a tumor in the stomach, or a blockage in the intestines. It is important that you see a physician if you suspect something other than the causes listed above.

How Do I Clean Spilled Milk Up?

Some parents are concerned about how to clean spilled milk up. You can clean it up with the following steps:

1) First wipe up any solidified milk with a rag or paper towels.

2) Take a bowl and fill it with warm water.

3) Add a mild cleaning agent such as dish soap.

4) Mix the water completely and use this mixture to wipe up the remaining liquid.

5) Let the area dry completely before allowing anyone to walk on that area of the floor.

6) If you have hardwood floors, you can immediately mop up the liquid.

Ensure that a child does not get into the wet spot once it has dried. This could result in a trip and potential injury.

How Can I Tell if My Child is Dehydrated?

When a baby has diarrhea or vomiting they can become dehydrated.

Sources & references used in this article:

A knowledge based system for diagnosing shortness of breath in infants and children by J Abuel-Reesh – 2017 –

Rule based system for chest pain in infants and children by RS Mendelsohn – 1987 – Ballantine Books

Acute respiratory infections in children: case management in small hospitals in developing countries, a manual for doctors and other senior health workers by R Khella – 2017 –