Umbilical Cord Care (cont.)
- The umbilical stump is what's left of the umbilical cord after it is cut in the delivery room.
- Keep the stump clean and dry until it falls off, usually by two weeks.
- Omphalitis is a potentially serious infection of the umbilicus.
- An umbilical granuloma is a common treatable condition.
- Persistent bleeding from the stump should be evaluated by a medical provider.
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