My baby's umbilical cord smells funky..... — The Bump
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My baby's umbilical cord smells funky.....

I can smell it even when he has clothes on.  Is this normal?

Re: My baby's umbilical cord smells funky.....

  • image Missy42807:
    I can smell it even when he has clothes on.  Is this normal?

    I remember my pediatrician telling me that if it smells foul then it could be a sign of infection. Also if it is red or has puss coming from it. A yellowish discharge though is normal.

  • Have you been swiping it with an alcohol dipped q-tip?
    Pedi said to do it at ever other diaper changing.
    Like pp said it could be infected.
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