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What is an umbilical hernia?

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This is when your baby has a bulge around their belly button. Before their umbilical cord falls off, you may notice that the area seems to stick out a little more when they cry. Or maybe, once the cord is gone, you see that their navel sticks out (an “outie,” as it’s commonly called). In some cases, even if you can’t see a bulge, you might be able to feel one.

From: What Are Umbilical Hernias? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Umbilical Hernia.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Umbilical Cord Care.”

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: “Innies vs. ‘Outies’.”

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

March of Dimes: “Low Birthweight.”

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Umbilical Hernia.”

American Academy of Pediatrics: “Umbilical Cord Care.”

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital: “Innies vs. ‘Outies’.”

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia.”

March of Dimes: “Low Birthweight.”

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: “Umbilical Hernia Repair Surgery.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on October 16, 2018

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