How long will the umbilical cord stay on my baby?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Ann Kellams discusses when to expect your newborn’s umbilical cord to fall off.

    Host: How long will the umbilical cord stay on my baby?

    Dr. Ann Kellams: So there is a spectrum, there is a range, but generally, it's when the baby is two to three weeks of age. Generally, all of them are off by about that time. I have seen can it fall off before you leave the hospital. I have seen it happen and that has been fine and do some stay on more than three weeks occasionally. But generally in that two to three week range.