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Group Recommends Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping After Healthy Deliveries

Lauren Neergard reporting for the AP wrote the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists released new guidelines recommending that the umbilical cord not be cut for “at least 30 seconds to 60 seconds after birth” for all healthy infants. The AP points out that “it’s common in the U.S. for” physicians “to cut the cord almost immediately, within 15 to 20 seconds of birth, unless the baby is premature.”

Comment: There are quite a few Millennials out there who are still attached to their umbilical cords.

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