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Why delay cord clamp?

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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It seems like the most biologically sound process. Meaning, it worked for our ancestors for eons and makes sense for how our bodies are designed. : ) The babies need that blood. And as long as the cord is attached and the placenta, baby is getting oxygen and everything he or she needs to transition gently and safely into the world. I love this video. It isn't about delayed cord clamping. It is about the "breast crawl", but it beautifully shows the biological reasons baby (who is not in distress or mom is not in distress) goes on  mom's belly immediately and should STAY THERE- it helps release the placenta, helps reduce bleeding, helps the breast feeding relationship, helps keep the oxytocin flowing (which helps with bonding, contractions to expel placenta and is the "love" hormone).... All of these pieces just fall into their place when left alone, except in case of emergency. : ) 

http://breastcrawl.org/

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