Umbilical cord stump fell off at 9 days old.

Abbie - posted on 03/21/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My son is 9 days old and today his stump fell off. Is it too early? And now his belly button is filled with dried blood. I think his shirt caught it and it I feel like it was really painful for him, I feel so bad for him. Is it normal to fall off this early, and be bloody? Plus his belly button is sort of herniated so it looks really weird and I don't know if I should take him to the doctor or not.

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Nicole - posted on 03/22/2013

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I think they say it falls off at 7-12 days old. My sons shirt was a little bloody too when it starting falling off. It looks completely normal now. I wouldn't worry too much about it. But I know it is scary to think that it might of hurt them.

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Danisa - posted on 03/21/2013

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My babies stump fell off after a week. He was fine but I don't think there was any blood. Just remember to clean his belly button with a qtip during every diaper change for the first little while. Personally I wouldn't worry about it too much, his belly button should look normal soon.

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