Wait to Cut Umbilical Cord?

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Wait to Cut Umbilical Cord?
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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 1:26pm

Waiting three minutes or longer before clamping a newborn’s umbilical cord reduces the prevalence of iron deficiency at four months, a large trial has found.

Childbirth: Benefits Seen in Clamping the Cord Later-

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Wed, 12-14-2011 - 3:22pm
We have not done this with our other three kids, but having read some research, we plan on doing that with this babe.
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Sat, 12-17-2011 - 10:39pm

On advice from our midwife (and through some prior research), we did wait until the cord was completely stopped pulsing before it was cut.

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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 9:51am
That does sound all sorts of amazing. ::mush::
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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 10:30pm

I had heard of this, but hadn't really thought about it or researched it before.


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