(also posted in Life with Babe)
DD is 2 1/2 wks old and her cord stump is still attached. In fact, it looks pretty white at the base of it. With my other babies, I always applied alcohol to it (totally uninformed action--I just didn't think to research it), but this time, my mw and several friends said not to, that it would fall off on it's own. I know that it must, since lots of lotus birth moms don't do a thing, but when can I expect it to go? And is it ever justified to apply alcohol, especially since her cord stump seems rather buried and, like I said, the base is still white?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. Do I *do* anything or wait it out? Is there a point at which it's been attached for *too* long?