My daughter will be two weeks old tomorrow. We have been cleaning her umbilical cord area with alcohol as the doctor had told us to do so. However, last night when I went to change her, I noticed that the stump had fallen off. However, it is only a small piece that has actually fallen off of her belly button with the whole stump! There is still 3/4 of her navel that is covered with the umbilical cord. There is puss, but I dont think that there is any blood. I thought that the whole thing was supposed to fall off all together! This is my first child, so I really dont know.
My question is, should I take her to the doctor first thing on the morning, or is this normal? AND should I continue cleaning it with alcohol, or should I stop? AND if I do continue cleaning it with alcohol, will it burn or sting her?
All answers are highly appreciated!!!!!!!!!
Answer by mom2twobabes at 6:34 PM on Mar. 22, 2009
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Answer by singnstitch at 8:37 PM on Mar. 22, 2009