The way a newborn is held could help reduce infant iron deficiency

April 17, 2014 3:17 PM

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The way a newborn is held could help reduce infant iron deficiency

Changing where a baby is held immediately after birth could lead to improved uptake of a procedure that reduces infant iron deficiency, The Lancet reports.

Changing where a newborn baby is held before its umbilical cord is clamped could lead to improved uptake and subsequently a reduced risk of iron deficiency in infancy.

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