Delay Cutting Umbilical Cord Two Minutes for Better Newborn Development
[Source: Science Daily]
A study conducted by University of Granada scientists (from the Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments) and from the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital (Granada) has demonstrated that delaying the cutting of the umbilical cord in newborns by two minutes leads to a better development of the baby during the first days of life.This multidisciplinary work, published in the journal Pediatrics reveals that the time in cutting the umbilical cord (also called umbilical cord clamping) influences the resistance to oxidative stress in newborns.
The results of this research suggest that there are beneficial effects in the late clamping of the umbilical cord: there was an increase in the antioxidant capacity of mature newborns and there was moderation of inflammatory effects in the case of induced delivery.
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