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A 22-year-old female asked:

When does a new borns belly button go in once the umbilical cord falls out?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Innies and Outies: It may not ever "go in", that would be considered a normal variant.

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bellwood, IL
A 19-year-old female asked:

If an umbilical cord has been detached, why is the belly button still there?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Belly button: The belly button represents the remnant of the blood vessels that attached the fetus to the mother as its source of nourishment.
Last updated Mar 14, 2015


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