Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes


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Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutesClamping cord seconds after baby's arrival deprives it of vital bloodExperts say this can lead to iron deficiency and anaemia in later life By Lucy Osborne PUBLISHED: 02:24 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:17 GMT, 26 April 2013 DM.has('shareLink', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '2315052', 'title': 'Childbirth experts warn umbilical cords should not be cut for up to FIVE minutes', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2315052/Childbirth-experts-warn-umbilical-cords-cut-FIVE-minutes.html', 'eTwitterStatus': 'Childbirth%20experts%20warn%20umbilical%20cords%20should%20not%20be%20cut%20for%20up%20to%20FIVE%20minutes%20http://bit.ly/13zstgy%20via%[email protected]' }); Cutting the umbilical cord too early is putting babies' health at risk, childbirth experts have warned.