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3 week old umbilical cord question

my daughter is going to be 3 weeks old tomorrow. her cord came off last thursday but left a tiny bit of a stump there. i was told that would fall off then there would be a little ooze coming out for a few days then it should be fine. well its been 8 days and the little piece of stump has not fallen out yet. i was wondering if this is normal. please let me know. its brown and doesn't look infected. the skin around it is fine. thank you.

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samantha21385

Asked by samantha21385 at 2:35 PM on Nov. 6, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Put some alcohol on it. Iw will fall off eventually.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 2:39 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Get some goldenseal power and use it on it
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Yeah alcohol should help. If it desn't look infected or doesn't smell its fine. My daughters took a litlle over two weeks which is alot longer then normal.
    Jillybeans24

    Answer by Jillybeans24 at 2:41 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • since it should of falled off 7-10 days after birth you should be wiping alcohol on it everytime you change a diaper
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • use alcohol it will dry it up and it will fall off
    sqwasha

    Answer by sqwasha at 3:16 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

  • Get some goldenseal power and use it on it


    http://www.ehow.com/how_4886993_care-cord-stump-using-goldenseal.html


     


    you should NOT use alcohol

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:38 PM on Nov. 6, 2009

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