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Brown bits in baby sick

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tinybaba Mon 01-Jun-09 19:57:20

Hello, I'm new to mumsnet and am after some advice. My 5 month old breastfed baby has been sick after the last 3 feeds with dark brown/ reddish stringy bits in. She has reflux so is often sick but is always just milk.

Everything on the internet makes me worried but I have heard that babies can burst capillaries when they have colds that can cause this?. She has a bit of a cold, nothing much.

She also hasn't pooed for 12 days, but I've told that this is ok for a breastfed baby (though still makes me nervous). She doesn't seem in pain and is her usual self.

Any help or advice would be really appreciated.

BCNS Mon 01-Jun-09 20:06:14

don't google.. just go to the GP .. best off checked out..

tinybaba Mon 01-Jun-09 20:09:45

Thanks, do you think I should take her now (she's in bed) or wait until the morning?. I always think I worry too much!

BCNS Mon 01-Jun-09 20:12:25

your allowed to worry .. it's your job now

honestly if it were me.. I'd give nhs direct a call.. see what they say..and be guided by them.. they are very cautious with little ones

BCNS Mon 01-Jun-09 20:13:59

0845 4647 there is the nhs direct number number for you.

hope that helps

herbietea Mon 01-Jun-09 20:14:32

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Egg Mon 01-Jun-09 20:17:13

My DS1 had this in his sick when he was 5 days old. It was definitely blood and I was terrified as he was so small and also my PFB. I called NHS Direct who told me to take him to A&E.

Anyway it turned out it had been from me when he was breastfeeding (bad latch cracked nips etc!), but I had seen no evidence of bleeding on myself. However when I expressed a week or two later I could see blood going into the milk [bleurgh].

Is there any chance it could be from you? If not definitely get it checked out. Esp coupled with the no pooing for 12 days. I would do as BCNS said and call NHS Direct first. I have always found them really helpful.

tinybaba Mon 01-Jun-09 20:32:10

Doesn't look like coffee grounds, more like mucus?
Don't think it was from me as I've never had bleeding when bfeeding. Will take her tonight, thanks everyone.

tinybaba Wed 03-Jun-09 13:44:08

Just to let you know that all is ok. GP thinks it was stomach lining due to reflux. Baby seems fine and it's not happened again :0

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