navel

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navel

the scar in the centre of the abdomen, usually forming a slight depression, where the umbilical cord was attached

What does it mean when you dream about a navel?

A navel can represent the center, as in the navel (the center) of the universe, or in the sense of personal centering. Dreaming about one’s navel can also indicate something about the relationship with one’s mother.

navel

[′nā·vəl]
(anatomy)
The umbilicus.
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Maternal and child health workers conducted home visits on days 1, 4, 10 and 28 postpartum, and instructed mothers of infants in the intervention group to apply 4% chlorhexidine solution to the umbilical stump once per day until three days after cord separation; mothers of infants in the control group were instructed to provide dry cord care.
The infants were randomly assigned into two groups of cord care regimens: Group 1 received topical application of human milk to the umbilical stump from three hours after birth every 12 hours (2 times a day) to 2 days after the umbilical cord separation.
It is also important to apply some disinfectant like 2% iodine or chlorhexidine solution to the umbilical stump just after parturition (Smith 2003).
Application of chlorhexidine immediately after birth may both prevent passage of microbes through the patent umbilical stump immediately after birth and also prevent infection of the umbilical stump and surrounding skin (9).
A large majority of women applied various substances to the umbilical stump to promote healing.
When the area around the umbilical stump becomes soiled or dirty, it's cleaned by washing the area with soap and water, wiping it dry with a cotton swab or cloth, and then allowing the area to air dry.