Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Willemien | 2010/03/08

Q.

Late cord clamping

What is your take on late cord clamping in full term infants?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is one of those things that is in fashion for a while and then seems to fall out of fashion again. The advantage of late cord clamping is that it is said to improve the baby's iron stores and haemoglobin levels.

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