The baby has been attached to you for 9 months and through this cord came the sustenance that baby needed for development. Now, baby is her own person with a name and mama has got her belly back. That cord is now a few inches of dying flesh attached to your baby's soon-to-be belly button.
The cord will fall off generally within the first 7-14 days of life.
Signs of Infection
If your baby's cord stump has any of the above symptoms, call TeleHealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your healthcare provider.
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