Umbilical Cord Care Topic Guide

Umbilical Cord Care Umbilical Cord Care: The umbilical cord (or stump) is what is left of the umbilical cord after it is cut after delivery. Umbilical cord care includes keeping the stump as dry and clean until if falls off. Signs of complications are fever, omphalitis (infection), an umbilical granuloma, or persistent bleeding from the stump.

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