Pyloric stenosis
What is it?
An abnormality of the valve at the bottom of the baby’s stomach, which usually becomes apparent at about six weeks. The condition causes projectile vomiting, and may cause the baby to be underweight. Boys are more likely to have the condition than girls.

What to do

Take your baby to the doctor to confirm the diagnosis of pyloric stenosis. She may recommend different ways to feed the baby. If the problem persists and the baby’s growth is severely affected, the doctor may recommend a small operation to correct the valve.

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