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What An Innie Or Outie Belly Button Means

Belly button is the area where your umbilical cord had been attached when in the womb. Everybody has it regardless of the delivery method used. It is attached on one end to the novel of the body and the other end to the placenta of the mother. The umbilical cord serves as a source of nutrients and oxygen for the baby through the mother. Here is what you need to know about the outie and the innie belly button.

1. Outie belly button- This is belly button that is protruding outside. An outie belly button is caused by 2 reasons which include; (a) The newborn had a umbilical hernia or was afflicted with infection at the base of the cord that might have been overlooked. (b) Formation of of an unusual or abnormal tissue which ends up looking like a knot or a lump of skin sticking out. Children born with outie belly button can have innie at the age of five. Only small percentage of people has this type of belly button.

2. Innie belly button- This is the belly button that is not protruding outside. Most people have this type of belly button. It is a sign of umbilical cord cord that had no traces of hermia when it was out at the time of the baby's birth. It indicates a healthy umbilical cord traditionally. There are no any reported health implications of both the outie and innie belly buttons. However, a child with outie belly button can get Innie belly button before he or she is five years old. Belly buttons are cute no matter what they are and carry memory of us being attached and nurtured by our mothers. In short, we should not be embarrassed by our belly buttons nor should it be a matter to tease someone out. Please share widely.

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