An umbilical granuloma is a moist, red lump of tissue that can form on a baby’s navel (belly button). It can be seen in the first few weeks of life, after the umbilical cord has dried and fallen off. It’s usually a minor problem that looks worse than it is. An umbilical granuloma does not cause pain.
The medical community is uncertain what causes umbilical granulomas. They are not related to the quality of care a baby receives or any other health conditions.
However, these granulomas may be more likely to develop if it takes longer than 2 weeks for the umbilical cord to fall off.
Corticosteroid creams or ointments. Prescription-strength products may help improve the appearance of the bumps and help them disappear faster.