SAMUEL ASHFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SAMUEL ASHFIELD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Umbilical cord clip on the navel of a newborn baby boy. He is 12 hours old. The umbilical cord is cut after the child is born and a plastic clip (white) is placed on the navel area until the compressed part of the cord is dried and sealed. The remaining umbilical cord stump falls off after 2-3 weeks.
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