Delay Cord Cutting for Baby’s Health, Study Says

At four months old, iron deficiency was significantly higher in the early clamping group, but the prevalence of anemia didn’t differ between the two. In contrast to the WHO’s findings, the researchers did not find a significant difference for jaundice with phototherapy among the two groups. There was also no correlation between clamping time and neonatal respiratory symptoms among the groups.

If delayed clamping is something you are interested in, talk to your midwife, obstetrician or healthcare provider about your wishes before you go into labor.

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