Once upon a time in cord clamping…

Modern science at work…

Another thing very injurious to the child, is the tying and cutting of the navel string too soon; which should always be left till the child has not only repeatedly breathed but till all pulsation in the cord ceases. As otherwise the child is much weaker than it ought to be.

Erasmus Darwin (Charles’s grandfather), 1801

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