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Should I be concerned about some bleeding in the belly button after the umbilical cord falls off?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: Most likely okay.

A tiny bit of pink or red after the umbilical cord falls off is fine.
Keep the area clean and dry. Don't bathe the baby yet (most newborns aren't rolling in the mud), and if the oozing continues more than a day or so, let your doctor know.

In brief: Most likely okay.

A tiny bit of pink or red after the umbilical cord falls off is fine.
Keep the area clean and dry. Don't bathe the baby yet (most newborns aren't rolling in the mud), and if the oozing continues more than a day or so, let your doctor know.
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