The need for blood transfusions was lower, though not significantly, when umbilical cord milking was performed before clamping after extremely preterm births, according to a study involving 75 infants. Intraventricular bleeding was less likely among infants after cord blood milking, and hematocrit levels were higher, researchers reported in the Journal of Perinatology.
Small study finds blood-related benefits in umbilical cord milking
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