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My daughter is 4 days old and I noticed today that her cord has a slight odor to it. You only notice the odor if you are like right on the cord and it smells kind like rotting flesh; that smell your skin gets if you get sun burn and start to peel. I've been wiping it with alcohol only once a day to remove any dried blood from the base and it it very weak and look a little like its about to fall out but I'm not sure since she is my first child. They said at our postpartum apt yesterday that if it was a putrid smell or if you could smell it from a distance to be concerned. I wasn't sure if what I was smelling was normal or if I should call the ped's and talk to the O.C.
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