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Delayed Cord Clamping

Mum & Baby Academy
CPD Courses
Available On Demand
Short Course (Online)
Antenatal, Postnatal and Paediatric healthcare professionals who specialise in caring for expectant and new mums as well as babies.
Online / Distance Learning Course


The first few minutes and hours after birth are critical for a child’s long-term development. For instance, increasing evidence suggests that rapidly clamping the umbilical cord is detrimental to the infant’s health. Meanwhile, skin-to-skin contact is essential to build bonds and encourage breastfeeding.


After studying this module you should:

  • Appreciate the benefits of delayed cord clamping
  • Feel empowered to help mothers and healthcare professionals avoid early cord clamping
  • Understand the potential association between the time of cord clamping and breastfeeding
  • Appreciate the importance of tactile stimulation, such as skin-to-skin contact, in development and bonding


  • Read clinical content
  • Complete CPD assessment
  • Receive learning log for your records


Written by: Amanda Burleigh RGN, RM
Reviewed by: Nicky Clark RGN, RHV, MSc, RNP, PGCE

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