Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nu mum | 2008/08/08

Q.

Navel popping out

I have an 8wks baby boy.his navel was fine for the first few wks and now it has popped out.some days it gets bigger and the top is dark and shiny.he also suffers from bad wind with his tummy bloated most of the times.we cant sleep at night because he cries a lot from pain bending his legs and curling himself up.i really cant tell if he does this because of wind or if the navel is also sore.im giving him telament and probiflora.i also want to know if the navel popping out could be caused by gas/wind.thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby seems to be having colic. You can try one of the new anti-colic formulas such as Novalac AC or any of the anti-colic treatments such as Bennets. He also has a small umbilical hernia which is very common. This will close up by itself usually by the time that he turns 2 years of age.

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