Study: Delay Umbilical Cord Clamping to Boost Kids’ Development

Delayed clamping of the umbilical cord at birth was associated with slightly better fine-motor and social skills in young children, according to the results of a small randomized, controlled trial in Sweden.

Children with delayed cord clamping (CC) exhibited improved adjusted mean differences in the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) in both fine-motor (adjusted mean difference: 2.1, CI 0.2-4.0) and personal-social domains (AMD 2.8, 95% CI 0.8-4.7) compared with children in the early CC group, reported Ola Andersson, MD, PhD, department of children and women’s health at Uppsala University, and colleagues.

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