Effect of Delayed Cord Clamping on Neurodevelopment at 4 Years of Age

Importance  Prevention of iron deficiency in infancy may promote neurodevelopment. Delayed umbilical cord clamping (CC) prevents iron deficiency at 4 to 6 months of age, but long-term effects after 12 months of age have not been reported.

Objective  To investigate the effects of delayed CC compared with early CC on neurodevelopment at 4 years of age.

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