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April, 20, 2014
It is well established that, immediately after an infant is born, clamping of the umbilical cord should be delayed for about two minutes to maximize blood transfer from the mother to the baby. A new study found that the baby does not need to be held at the level of the vagina (and placenta) as previously recommended. Equivalent blood transfer occurs when the baby is held on the mother's abdomen or chest.

Consumer Related Article:
The Lancet: Changing Where a Baby Is Held Immediately After Birth Could Lead to Improved Uptake of Procedure That Reduces Infant Iron Deficiency

Research Related Article:
The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 17 April 2014 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60197-5

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