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Researchers from the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing recommend a five-minute delay in clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords.
The delay in umbilical cord clamping can result in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early life functional development.
Myelin is a fatty substance in the brain that wraps around all the axons of nerve cells. Myelin acts as an insulator and helps transfer messages across the nerve cells in the brain.