The apprentice midwife mentioned he might need a ten day course of IV antibiotics?!
I am scared mamas, any input and/or prayers wanted please.
Sending hugs and healing thoughts your way mama, I think being seen by a pedi is a good idea. We had a bit of an infection with one of my older daughters when she was born (green, foul smelling discharge) but we just got really diligent about cleaning it with which hazel at every diaper change, not letting the diaper touch it, gave it plenty of air, and it dried out in a few days. Hugs.
Good luck and prayers your way! I don't have experience with umbilical stump infections, but LOTS of experience with IV antibiotics, and I'd be really surprised if he did end up needing that right away. There are lots of oral antibiotics that are strong enough for most infections. Here's hoping it can be resolved quickly and easily!