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Clamping Umbilical Cord Later May Boost Babies' Iron, La Trobe University Study


7/17/2013 7:11:21 AM

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Pinching off the umbilical cord as soon as possible after birth may not be best for babies, according to a new review. Studies showed infants tended to have higher levels of iron in their blood when the cord was clamped up to three minutes after birth, rather than the usual less than one minute.

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