QUESTION : When does a baby’s umbilical cord stump fall off?
Answer: When a baby is born, he is born with an umbilical cord attached to him. This umbilical cord attaches the baby to the placenta in the womb which basically connects him to the mother.
Once the baby is born however it is common practice to cut the umbilical cord off as it is believed that this will reduce the risk of serious bleeding in the mother.
However, once the umbilical cord is cut off the baby is left with the umbilical cord stump which takes some time to fall off.