My response to this belief presented by doctors as one of their fear factors to allow their team to do hasty umbilical cord clamping, and as posted in post no. 2.
I have a different point of view: Regardless of the presence of greenish poo, the baby will benefit to be revived on the unclamped umbilical cord because the child is yet breathing through the umbilical cord, which is yet attached inside the mother's womb. The baby is often not breathing on his own but is still getting oxygenated blood from the umbilical cord if it is not tied or clamped off.
Furthermore, the more blood the baby has inside its body, the more opportunity natural immunities have to deal with bacteria of any kind. A lesser amount of whole blood in the baby's system may mean doctors have to give the baby artificial fluids to keep the baby from severe dehydration, and add artificial nutrients to keep the baby alive.
Most babies survive birth that weakens them, but that is not the ideal manner of afterbirth care. The best afterbirth care is all revival with the unclamped umbilical cord. This is the child's best chance to meet life without additional struggles and be able to compete.
I am submitting a petition to the United Nations to deal with false teachings of the organized medical groups, who are of one thought concerning early cord clamping, but do conceal their interest in taking the baby's cord blood for their own stakeholders group in human cells. Sometimes, if you call 911, the dispatcher may order tying off the umbilical cord using anything handy, and a dirty shoelace might used. The cord should never be handled with unclean hands, or by a person in unclean clothing, and certainly, nothing dirty should be used to tie into the cord or to cut it off. This is what has caused, in the past history prior to the mid 1800's, both the child and the mother to frequently die.
They may have both died after germs got into an open body sore, which may have been caused by an accident or by medical means. The only visual reason to have to clamp or tie off the cord is for a torn cord, or for a knife wound in the cord or the placenta or both of them.