But, just like the scientifically unfounded practice of eating the placenta, there’s no health-related reason to drag this thing around until it dries up in 7 to 10 days.
This practice enjoyed a resurgence in the 80’s when the belief was that the placenta is part of the baby and the baby decides when to release it.
There’s no science to support this end and common sense says it’s bunk.
The placenta and umbilical cord could expose the baby to serious infections. While the baby can’t make a decision when the placenta should go, his parents should at least have enough sense to ditch it.
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