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Is it normal for my baby's belly button to bleed?

my son is going to be 1 month tomarrow, and his belly button is still bleeding.. i still clean it with alcohol every time i change him. yesterday when i cleaned it he screamed so loud and cried like it hurt and he has not ever done that! Is that normal or should i call my doctor??

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Asked by Mrs.Arias at 3:34 PM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Take him to the doc. He/she will probably cauterize it with silver nitrate(if it isn't infected)

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:35 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • yeah, go take him to the doc.

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:37 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • thank you

    Comment by Mrs.Arias (original poster) at 3:40 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • My sons did the same thing. I ended up making an appointment even though i called the Nurses line and they told me it was normal.. i still went in just to be on the safe side. They did nothing for it and also told me that it was normal..However my sons wasnt infected or anything
    Newborn (under 1 month old) starts to look or act sick in any way
    Bleeding won't stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure applied twice
    Spot of blood over 2 inches (5 cm)
    Red streak runs from the navel
    Red area spreads beyond the navel
    Fever above 100.4° F (38.0° C) rectally (Caution: Do NOT give your baby any fever medicine before being seen)

    Answer by Proudparent707 at 3:47 PM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • my daughters did but not that much. only a couple times. i hope it worked out!

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 1:59 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

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