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my son's umbilical cord stomp fell off last week. and last nite i noticed like liquid was coming out of his navel. is that common or should i worried or contact his pediatrician?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think that is normal, it wil probably take another week or so for his belly button to heal.
    LuvmyFam6

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 2:40 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • If it was just a little, no, I think that's common. Both of my kids' did too. If it's a lot, like pouring or continuously oozing, then maybe.
    MommyToSmeech

    Answer by MommyToSmeech at 2:41 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • What you need to worry about is pain, tenderness, red color or a foul odor.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Its normal. It happened to my dd.
    Mel_in_PHX

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 2:42 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Is it clear, or is it red/green/yellow? Small amounts of fluid that are yellowish or clear can be perfectly normal. If it smells, is green, if the baby becomes upset when you clean the area, or if the area is red.. It can be a problem. I'd touch base with your pediatrician just to mention it.
    Gruntlings

    Answer by Gruntlings at 3:03 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • It is totally normal like everyone said. I would get worried unless it turns red or smells badly.
    littlebit1980

    Answer by littlebit1980 at 3:23 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I would keep up the alchohol treatment and if it doesnt completely heal in about a week or gets worse i would consult my pediatritian
    jerry1100

    Answer by jerry1100 at 4:25 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I would take him just in case. Normally I would say it's fine however a guy I went to high school with just lost his newborn son after he got an infection in his umbilical cord.
    Most likely it is fine, but better safe than sorry.
    naomianne2

    Answer by naomianne2 at 4:53 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • it is normal, but if it becoms foul smelling or bloody or oozing then call pedi
    Mom2LexiNJordan

    Answer by Mom2LexiNJordan at 7:26 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I'm sure you meant "stump" didn't you? LOL..."Stomp" is a dance.
    And,the other Moms gave you good advice.
    gertie41

    Answer by gertie41 at 8:53 AM on Jun. 25, 2010

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