My research indicates that promptly clamping umbilical cords is not only unnecessary, it is counter-intuitive (which other mammals require umbilical cord clamping at birth?) and furthermore can result in a much more traumatic birth experience (e.g. starved of oxygen) and leave the newborn with a lowered immune system and blood volume!
Don't just take my word for it, watch these four YouTube videos (in order) and decide yourself. Please do not feel any guilt/regret/blame of the past, as we each did our best with whatever we knew at the time (medical staff included). But now we know better.
Our children are our future -- let's give them the best chance right from birth:
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