Cicatrización del cordón umbilical

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El cordón umbilical une al bebé a la placenta de la madre. Durante el desarrollo del feto en la matriz, el cordón umbilical es la vía de sustento del bebé, puesto que le suministra nutrientes. Después del nacimiento, el cordón umbilical se pinza y se corta. Finalmente, entre la primera y la tercera semana, el cordón se seca y se desprende en forma natural. Durante el período en que el cordón está cicatrizando, es recomendable mantenerlo lo más limpio y seco posible. 

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  • Last Reviewed on 11/13/2011
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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