Also call your baby's doctor if you notice any other
problems with the umbilical cord, such as:
Swelling and moistness on your baby’s navel
that lasts for more than 2 weeks after the umbilical cord has fallen off. This
may be a piece of extra tissue called an umbilical granuloma. This minor
problem usually is treated with medicine to dry the area. Sometimes a couple of
stitches are also needed.
Bulging tissue around the navel, usually
noticed after the umbilical cord falls off. This may be an
umbilical hernia, which usually goes away on its own.
But it should be monitored by a doctor.