She demanded that staff swap the child back, but they told her that he had been the only baby boy delivered at the clinic on the day he was born, and there had been no swap.
Carlos Pallares, health secretary on Santa Marta’ city council, said: ‘The grandmother was not very happy.
‘She did not identify the baby as a new member of the family and therefore she decided to come back to the clinic along with the mother of the baby to return him. ‘The situation should be accepted. Sometimes biology, genetics play a role in these mistakes and we should accept them.’
He added that the women eventually took the baby home home after staff at the clinic had checked him over.
The boy was deemed to be in good health, and is now with his family, the Mirror reports.