"Milking" the umbilical cord
Ok, I didn't even know this was a "thing" that had a name until today. I just knew that I argued with my last OB and finally got him to agree to postpone clamping, but when it came down to it, he waited maybe 2 minutes and then quickly squeezed all the cord blood into my baby and cut it. She was very jaundiced.
But then today I called a friend to ask her experience with a new OB I saw yesterday and felt concerned about, and she told me this guy did the same thing to her baby without asking, also.
Anyone else experience this? Its not something midwives/doulas usually recommend for an uneventful normal birth, right?
Also, this is kind of a warning for mommas out there who want to delay cord clamping. You might want to specify if "milking" is ok with you or not, because apparently some OBs think delaying and milking are the same.