Sign of an infected cord include
The umbilical cord is a very good place for infection to get into your baby’s body.
🔴Swelling of the stamp and abnormal discharge
🔴Offensive smell from the stamp
🔴The cord may also take long before detaching.
Always make sure the cord area is kept dry and clean
Do not apply substances that your doctor/midwife has not prescribed.
Always wash your hands and use sterile cotton as well as the prescribed solution recommended by your midwife to dress cord.
Report immediately to the hospital if you notice cord bleeding or any sign of infection.
Neonatal sepsis is real!!!