A 27-year-old female asked:
My baby is 11 days old and his navel looks a bit raw and red?
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Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not uncommon: The umbilical stump is composed of arteries & a vein that fed baby during pregnancy.As the cord stump dries & separates,it may look raw/bleed.Usually only enough to cover a few q-tips.Local care as you would a scratch is all that is needed unless the bleeding persists.Occasionally the pediatrician needs to cauterize a stubborn bleeder in the office.
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