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My babys cord is yet bleeding after a month of birth.Is it ok?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on situation

Since the umbilical stump is composed of arteries & a vein that fed baby during pregnancy, it acquired a significant size.
As the cord stump dries & separates, there is often a bit of bleeding.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 offic.

In brief: Depends on situation

Since the umbilical stump is composed of arteries & a vein that fed baby during pregnancy, it acquired a significant size.
As the cord stump dries & separates, there is often a bit of bleeding.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 offic.
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