Hi Mamas, I'm hoping someone can tell me this is nothing to worry about! My newborn's umbilical stump fell off at 9 days and has looked great until this morning. When we woke up, I went to change his diaper and his belly button was crusted with blood. It must have bled sometime during the night, but I don't ever turn a light on, so I am just seeing after the fact.
I called the family Dr when they opened and the nurse said to clean it with alcohol and if it starts to ooze, pus, swell, or develop redness to take him to the ER. You can imagine, 3 weeks postpartum, I am starting to panic.
Talk me down? Been there done that?