Re: Tell me about delayed cord cutting
We delayed clamping with our youngest for all the reasons already listed. I don't remember an exact time. I know it was long enough for the cord to stop pulsating, but I guess it couldn't have been more than a few minutes altogether. I wish I'd known to do that with my first two babies.
I can't say whether or not it's had any direct impact on his health (or whether it was outweighed by other factors), but he's 3 now and has never been on antibiotics. In fact, now that I think about it I realize that he's never been ill enough to warrant a single sick visit. No small feat considering that he has two first-degree relatives with hereditary immune deficiencies.
E, full-time WAHM & married to J since 2000, with
Ladybug, 10 Koala Girl, 7
and the C Monster, 4