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What Happens If The Ambilical Cord Does Not Fall Off
1 weeks: The umbilical cord usually falls off in the first 7-10 days. May take up to two weeks. If you were told to clean with alcohol, then do so once a day. Cleaning every diaper change with alcohol keeps it too clean and delays falling off.Once it falls off it will stink for a week or so. Then you can clean every change with alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When should the umbilical cord stump fall off? My baby is 15 days old and it's still firmly attached. I'm starting to worry it won't ever fall off.
Second child (son) born on New Year's Day. Umbilical cord starting to fall off and has a white ooze coming out and smells bad. No redness. This ok?
Needs attention: If baby is feeding well and there is no redness, I would suggest starting with gently lifting the cord remnant and cleansing the cord where it attaches to the body with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip now and again in several hours. Keep the area dry by folding the diaper down. If it continues to ooze, I strongly recommend that your infant be checked by his doctor who is better able to assess infect. ...Read more
11day new baby and the umbilical cord hasn't fallen off & red in the belly button when should it fall off? Or should I c her dr? No discharged or odor
Umbilical cord: A newborn's umbilical cord falls off anywhere between 1 and 3 weeks. Keeping it dry is the key for it falling off sooner. I recommend using a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean just the area where the cord attaches to the skin during diaper changers and fold the diaper top down toward the skin to keep urine from getting the cord wet. Have you pediatrician look at it at the 2 week check. ...Read more
Confusing question: If your ? Is about a umbilical hernia in an infant, the response depends somewhat on the size & age of the infant. They are common & most self heal as the child's abdominal muscles become stronger with age. By 1-2 yrs most have disappeared. Those that are very large or tend to trap intestinal contents may need to be fixed, but most will wait to see if the improve with age. ...Read more
Loss baby at 38 weeks, the day before NSTs were normal, ambilical cord and placenta were fine, ehat could off went wrong? His heart just stoped.
First of all: I am sorry to hear of your loss. Were you having complications? Why the NSTs? But unfortunately, NSTs really dont help a whole lot at predicting bad outcomes. It is just a snapshot of time of only that moment. Usually, autopsies dont reveal much, but is one of the things that might shed light on the cause. Sometimes, a babies heart can just stop and we dont know why. That is he hardest part ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?
Not needed any more!: The two arteries and vein that are in the cord, as well as the supporting gelatinous-like substance that surrounds those vessels, pretty much just 'shrivel up'. (in the womb, they carried blood to and from the placenta.) it isn't unusual to see a very small amount of blood as the dried stump of the cord separates, and even a few days after that, but there shouldn't be any other kind of discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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