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belly button goop??

my dd is 17 days old and has whiteish goop in her belly button. What do you mama's do to get rid of it??

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Moonwhispers

Asked by Moonwhispers at 10:51 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is it spit up that has run down and collected?

    Bath, q tip it out.
    ecodani

    Answer by ecodani at 10:52 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Does is have a foul smell to it?If so it could be an infection,If not it could be Sweat or some type of Build up,I would keep an eye on it,If it gets worse I would go see the Pediatrician.
    AmberDawn1989

    Answer by AmberDawn1989 at 10:53 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • just clean with a q tip dipped in alcohol very gently, has her cord fallen off yet? my kids took like 3 weeks and there was a mucousy looking discharge when it did but it washed away.
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 11:00 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • It sounds like you need to clean it with a qtip and alcohol. It could be from the cord falling off or residue from something that has ran down, babies do spit and droll a lot.
    hsmominky

    Answer by hsmominky at 11:07 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • ya her cord fell off :)
    Moonwhispers

    Comment by Moonwhispers (original poster) at 11:08 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • q-tip with alcohol to clean it, if it is foul smelling or red around the area you should get it checked to make sure it's not infected.
    nickellmomof2

    Answer by nickellmomof2 at 11:43 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

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