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3 week old vomiting mucous. Related to breast milk?

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mynameis Mon 18-Jul-11 13:47:11

My 3 week old is breastfeeding very well. I am a little rusty with the whole thing mind you so have been an a bit concerned that she has been bringing up a brown mucous when she vomits milk, this isnt at every feed.

A few people have suggested that it could been down to something i have eaten upsetting her.

I have made a doctors appointment but its not for a couple of days.
Could it be a cause for concern?

mynameis Mon 18-Jul-11 16:14:54

Anyone ? smile

thisisyesterday Mon 18-Jul-11 16:18:48

hmmm brown mucous would concern me a bit i think yes.

has she always done it?
how are you finding breastfeeding? painful? cracked nipples at all?

TruthSweet Mon 18-Jul-11 16:24:03

Did she swallow a lot of blood during delivery or meconium pre-birth?

Has she got any other symptoms/things that you are worried about? Has she been doing this since birth or is it a recent development?

Is there a Paed A&E (or just a walk-in centre) near by that you could pop along to just for some reassurance and a proper check over?

mynameis Mon 18-Jul-11 17:59:03

Hi thanks for the replies. It is a recent development. Birth was straight forward and no feeding problems, nipples have been fine etc.

I have managed to get the appointment bought forward for the morning.

TruthSweet Tue 19-Jul-11 18:25:00

How did it go? Hope there was an easy explanation.

mynameis Tue 19-Jul-11 19:25:23

Mmm dr just put it down to newborn mucous after listening to her chest and saying it was clear.

Just got to go back if it continues

mynameis Tue 19-Jul-11 19:25:52

Thanks for asking smile

TruthSweet Tue 19-Jul-11 19:49:43

Glad it was nothing worrying (well just about everything to do with babies is worrying but YKMIW!). Fingers crossed she stops doing it very soon.

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