Delayed Cord Clamping Results in Better Immediate Newborn Outcomes

mother-and-newbornAt birth, a newborn baby is still attached to its mother through the umbilical cord, which is either cut very early – within the first 60 seconds – or later, with some women opting to wait until after the cord has stopped pulsating. Though the right timing for cutting the cord – also referred to as clamping – is widely debated, a new study suggests delaying cord clamping by 2 minutes results in better development for the newborn during the first days of life.  Continue reading…

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