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Can delayed (or optimal) cord clamping cause increased levels of jaundice in the first week of birth?

There is a small increased risk of jaundice in babies who have received deferred cord clamping, but this is usually mild.

Jaundice is very common in newborn babies and it may happen no matter how soon the cord is clamped after birth.
Your baby will be examined for signs of jaundice within 72 hours of being born as part of their newborn physical examination.

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