Delayed clamping of umbilical cord offers benefits for infants

07/10/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

A study published in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews indicates that waiting one minute before clamping and severing the umbilical cord can lead to higher hemoglobin levels and lower risk of iron deficiency in newborns. No severe postpartum hemorrhage, blood loss or decreased hemoglobin levels in mothers were reported.

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