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Study suggests umbilical cord milking is safe for infants over 28 weeks: Previous study halted due to brain bleeding

Study suggests umbilical cord milking is safe for infants over 28 weeks: Previous study halted due to brain bleeding

A 2019 umbilical cord milking study was halted due to the high risk of brain bleeding associated with cord milking in preterm infants born under 19 weeks. A new study suggests that umbilical cord milking is safe for infants born after 28 weeks. Dr. Anup Katheria, a researcher and neonatal physician based in San Diego, led both National Institute of Health studies. Umbilical cord milking is the process of gently squeezing the umbilical cord between the index and forefinger, pushing…

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