Researchers suggest delayed cord cutting to fight anemia

12/9/2008 | ABC (Australia)

Researchers say a three-minute delay in clamping and cutting the umbilical cord after birth could help lower infancy anemia rates, especially among Australia's Aboriginal communities. Delayed cord cutting may increase the amount of red blood cells transfused from the placenta to the newborn and improve lung function and oxygen delivery to tissues, the researchers said.

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