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Randomised controlled trial
Cord milking at delivery improves the iron status of term infants at 6 weeks
  1. William Oh
  1. Department of Pediatrics, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr William Oh
    Department of Pediatrics, Women and Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley street, Providence, RI 02905, USA; woh{at}

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Placental transfusion achieved by delayed cord clamping or cord milking has generated considerable interest in recent years. Hutton et al1 have shown that delayed-cord clamping in term infants increased iron storage and reduced the incidence of iron deficiency anaemia. With the exception of a higher incidence of polycythaemia, no significant adverse effects were observed. The findings suggest that delayed-cord clamping may serve …

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