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Umbilical Cord Care

Umbilical Cord Care Overview

Parents, especially new parents, tend to get concerned about their newborn's umbilical stump. In fact, it does look somewhat alien immediately after delivery. The most important advice I can offer is to try not to look at it too often and keep it clean and dry until it falls off.

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