Wait! Don’t Cut Your Newborn's Umbilical Cord So Fast! Here's Why! by Nicole DeAvilla

Kids' Health
2 years ago
Wait! Don’t Cut Your Newborn's Umbilical Cord So Fast! Here's Why!

The American College of Obstetricians (ACOG) now joins the Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) in advising the delay of clamping a newborn’s umbilical cord. The delay allows the baby to receive more iron, which is important for a baby’s brain development. It is thought that it may also boost immune function and tissue healing. 

Recommendations from these organizations range from waiting 30 to at least 60 seconds. The American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) recommends waiting two to five minutes.

Discuss these new recommendations with your obstetrician and/or midwife so you can be on the same page on this issue. Read the full article here!

start discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Speech Disorders: 8 Ways to Help Your Child With Speech Therapy at Home

What Are Those Bumps on My Baby's Nose? The Facts on Newborn Milia & Epstein's Pearls

Immune System Health: How to Give Your Family a Back-to-School Immune System Makeover!

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!