Less than a year later, Dr. Alan Greene’s call to wait at least 90 secondes to cut the cord seems to got heard.
The BBC reports UK guidelines on that matter are currently being reviewed and new ones should be published next year. The same week, The Guardian title “Mother sings praises of delayed clamping of umbilical cord – More UK hospitals adopt policy that allows babies to receive a strong blood supply from their mother for a few extra minutes” and reports “Cutting cord too early puts babies at risk – Childbirth experts query NHS’s policy of 50 years after research suggests early clamping can lead to iron deficiency anaemia.”
A big step forward and good coverage for this positive message to continue spreading. Don’t hesitate to share Alan Greene’s video below, awareness is the very first support we need and also easiest.