There has been an increasing number of studies published with regards to the timing of cord clamping, including a 16-month study which was published in 2006. It was conducted at Hospital de Gineco Obstetrica in Mexico City, where over 350 mother/baby pairs were part of the study.
This study, consistently with many others, has provided solid evidence of the benefits of delayed clamping. The main benefits being:
Increased levels of iron
Lower risk of anaemia
Fewer transfusions, and
Fewer incidences of intraventricular hemorrhage.
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