Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord improves hematologic status of Guatemalan infants at 2 mo of age.

@article{Grajeda1997DelayedCO,
  title={Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord improves hematologic status of Guatemalan infants at 2 mo of age.},
  author={Raul Grajeda and Rafael P{\'e}rez-Escamilla and Kathryn G Dewey},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1997},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={
          425-31
        }
}
Iron deficiency anemia is a serious health problem that affects the physical and cognitive development of children. Therefore, it is important to develop cost-effective interventions to improve the hematologic status of the millions of children affected by this condition worldwide. We studied 69 Guatemalan infants who had been randomly assigned to one of three groups at the time of delivery: 1) cord clamping immediately after delivery (n = 21); 2) clamping when the cord stopped pulsating, with… CONTINUE READING

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