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Physical Meaning: After the baby has been delivered, the child is still attached to the placenta (a large temporary organ which develops in the uterus along with the baby. It acts as a go-between, between the mother's blood supply and the developing baby's blood supply. It filters the baby's blood, taking toxins out and providing the baby with nutrients and oxygen.) and that is connected to the baby by the umbilical cord. Cutting the umbilical cord means severing the connection from the placenta to the baby. Severing the umbilical cord stops the transfer of blood which carries nutrients and oxygen to the baby; both functions are already switching over to the baby's own systems at the moment of birth, anyway, making the placenta obsolete. Delayed cord clamping can improve iron status in infancy, especially for at-risk populations, such as those who are preterm or small for gestational age. The placenta, amniotic sac and the umbilical cord, together known as the afterbirth, are delivered shortly after the baby's birth.
Metaphorical Meaning: Since cutting the umbilical cord severs a dependency attachment between a child and mother so that the infant can live on its own, it is also used as a metaphor in adulthood for severing other strong emotional, monetary or other attachments. An example might be a parent or close friend cutting off financial support to a less mature person forcing him or her to become self-reliant.
Answer 2 An expression meaning Forcing your dependent child to stand up and be own their own in all aspects of life.
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