How to prevent umbilical hernia in babies?
Coconut oil and olive oil Both these oils are known to be very effective in reducing the recurrence of umbilical hernia in babies. Massage your child’s abdomen with either coconut oil or olive oil 5-6 times per day.
Could My Baby have an umbilical hernia? Umbilical hernia is common in babies, especially in premature babies. It occurs when a section of a fatty tissue or bowel pokes out through an area close to the belly button. Before delivery, the baby is connected to the mother through the umbilical cord. The cord passes through a small opening in the muscles of the stomach of the baby.
Is umbilical hernia life threatening? In more severe cases of umbilical hernias, the small intestine can poke out through the opening. This can very rarely cause ischemia and necrosis of the intestine and is potentially life-threatening.
What causes umbilical hernia? An umbilical hernia in adults usually occurs when too much pressure is put on a weak section of the abdominal muscles. Potential causes include: being overweight. frequent pregnancies. multiple gestation pregnancies (having twins, triplets, etc.) excess fluid in the abdominal cavity.
Can you push an umbilical hernia back? In some rare cases, an umbilical hernia may develop when the umbilical cord is cut too close to the abdominal wall. Sometimes, you can actually manually push a hernia (the bulge) back into the puppy’s abdomen to “repair” the hernia. But if you can’t push back the bulge, it is “incarcerated”.