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Baby not breasfeeding due to sleep, vomiting brown substance. Normal?

Hello my wife had her baby this morning 10:30am. The baby has not breast fed since that time to now 7:28pm because it has been in and out of sleep . Is that normal. Also she called me and told me the baby is puking up some type of brown stuff can you tell me what could that be as well thank you in advance... A concerned father...
Asked On : Wed, 9 May 2012
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First of all, it is not uncommon for them to spend a great deal of time sleeping in the first hours and days. It may be tomorrow before the baby starts to feed more normally.

Second, the brown stuff you are describing is likely just undigested amniotic fluid. It would be worthwile mentioning this to your nurse (hopefully you delivered in a hospital?) so that they can also confirm that this is likely normal.

I hope that this helps! Good luck!
Answered: Wed, 9 May 2012
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