Umbilical Cord - Strange Smell

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Registered: 08-23-2006
Umbilical Cord - Strange Smell
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Fri, 03-16-2007 - 8:19pm
I'm a bit concerned - my baby girl was born a week ago and her umbilical cord looks fine. It's black and dried out and there aren't any fluids or signs of infection but it does seem that over the past two days it is expelling a stange odor. anyone else experience the same thing? She def does not have a fever and as i mentioned there isn't any drainage or anything...so I really do not think it's infected. Thanks for any advice you can give!
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-01-2004
Fri, 03-16-2007 - 10:16pm
As long as there is no infection, I wouldn't worry about it.