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My daughter is 15 days old and her umbilical cord fell off when she was 7 days old.. today her belly button has this red tinged ooze coming out of it. I was just wondering if this is normal and what should I do??

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Blujin87

Asked by Blujin87 at 8:34 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Some oozing is normal. if it looks infected, I'd take her to the doctor, just to be sure.
    babycakes254

    Answer by babycakes254 at 8:45 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Take her to the doc it might lead to a hernia> My son did the same the doctor burnt it with something and then he still got a hernia.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:52 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Call your Doctor.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:44 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • yea... call a doctor.. my children never had any oozing...
    Laura2012

    Answer by Laura2012 at 11:10 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Hernia's can be, but not always harmful. They are usually fine unless they become trapped. Your doctor can determine if that is the case or not.
    babycakes254

    Answer by babycakes254 at 7:52 AM on May. 4, 2010

  • Ya take the baby in... Don't think oozing is normal... Make sure your washing it really, really good but take the baby in...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:36 AM on May. 4, 2010

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