Don't cut the cord too fast: A pause benefits most newborns
File photo shows a newborn baby taking the finger of his mother after delivery in a French hospital in September 2013 (AFP Photo/Philippe Huguen)

WASHINGTON - Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of oxygen-rich blood. New recommendations for US obstetricians, the latest in a debate over how quick to snip, suggest waiting "at least 30 seconds to 60 seconds after birth," for all healthy newborns.…