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My one an a half old baby has recently started to cry a lot more an I noticed a soft wet lump in her belly button which she has not had from birth, she finds it hard to sleep an cries but is at ease flat on her belly. Is this lump dangerouse?


Hello Zoya,

it sounds like your baby is developed an umbilical hernia. It happens quite often, with it's main sign being noticing a small soft lump in your baby's navel. You should confirm this with the pediatrician, of course, but the general practice is to first let hernia repair itself - so most doctors won't do any surgery before a child reaches 12 months.

Exceptions are the situation where hernia continues to grow or is painful for a child. In those cases a relatively simple procedure is done to close the hole and repair umbilical hernia,

Wish you all the best,