TITLE

Delayed cord clamping protects newborn babies from iron deficiency

PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Biomedical Market Newsletter;11/21/2011, Vol. 21, p658
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which revealed that waiting for at least three minutes before clamping the umbilical cord in healthy newborns improves their iron levels at four months in Great Britain. It mentions that although delaying cord clamping is not linked with neonatal jaundice, iron deficiency anemia remain a major public health problem in young children worldwide. It states that for every 20 babies having delayed clamping, one case of iron deficiency would be prevented.
ACCESSION #
69633909

 

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