The Baby’s Belly Button Is Gone But Not Yet Completely Closed?

You asked my baby for a month when the belly button was completely closed. So on the shirt inside, there was green liquid. Well, I went to the midwife and advised me on bioplacenton. What is it?

1 Answer:

Hello Desi, thank you for asking.


The umbilical cord is a channel that when the baby is in the uterus, serves to drain blood, nutrients, and metabolic waste from and to the fetus. This umbilical cord contains arteries and veins, which are connected to the placenta. At birth, the umbilical cord will be cut by leaving a small part of the base in the navel. Over time the cord tissue will dry up, so that it is black or brown, then falls on its own. Usually this happens within 1-2 weeks after birth.


Should be at the age of 1.5 months, the baby's navel is completely closed. An open navel will pose a risk of bacterial infection. Infection can be characterized by a reddened navel, lumps, swelling, discharge that smells unpleasant. Another possibility is the formation of a fistula between the baby's abdominal cavity with the navel, so that fluid in the abdominal cavity will continue to come out of the navel. Fistulas are abnormal channels that connect a cavity to the skin. Untreated fistulas can cause infection. Doctors generally treat fistulas with surgery.


The ointment you mentioned contains neomycin sulfate, a type of antibiotic. It's best if you consult with your pediatrician before you start applying the ointment. At the same time, you consult about the possible causes of the umbilical cord not to dry, with your pediatrician. If the doctor states there is no problem with the ointment, please use as directed, and pay attention if allergic reactions arise, stop using them immediately. In the meantime, keep your baby's navel clean. Diligently clean it with clean gauze moistened with boiled water, then cover the navel with clean gauze.


Hope this answer helps yes. Regards.

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