Max had a umbilical hernia and it went away by itself. I noticed after he started his tummy time and started spending a lot of time on the floor, it started to get smaller, I think it is because the stomach muscles became stronger. He now has a cute belly button. It's an inny, but the inside is an outty, but it isn't raised past the stomach, so it doesn't count as an outty, it's very cute.
My friends baby had a huge umbilical hernia. It took a little longer for hers to go away, but it finally did. My friend didn't do a lot of tummy time with her daughtere, so it probably took longer to strengthen the muscles and go down.
One thing to note, as long as you can push it in when they are relaxed, it is fine. It may get worse before it gets better. It may turn purplish. It may get bogger before it goes away. That's OK. And when they cry it gets bigger. But as long as when they are relaxed you can push it in, there is no cause for alarm.
I am glad samara is tolerating the nutramigen, that's great news!
DH, John (36)
Max, 1/20/03, 25 wks, 1lb. 3ozs. (IUGR), severe PE
#2 is on the way, EDD at 36.5 weeks is 3/24/04