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is it normal?

my baby is 2 weeks old and his umbilicord fell off today but it left behind yellow stuff is that normal?

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jenniferwashere

Asked by jenniferwashere at 1:27 PM on Feb. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes. Just clean it with a little water... and watch for any rendess around the bellybutton or a bad smell which might mean infection.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 1:44 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • If it doesn't dry up and has a odor then give your pedi a call.
    kboney29

    Answer by kboney29 at 1:51 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • With my son, the pedi had to put Silver Nitrate on it because it was still gooey after about a week.
    lindz221

    Answer by lindz221 at 6:32 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

  • Some left over "gunk" is normal. I agree with above posters. Just wash the area and watch for smell or redness.
    ozarkgirl3

    Answer by ozarkgirl3 at 6:33 PM on Feb. 6, 2009

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