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Should the midwife milk the cord to transfuse the baby?
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In brief: Perhaps
There are different views on cord milking during delivery.
Cord milking, or pushing the blood in the umbilical cord back into the baby before cutting the cord, increases the baby's blood supply and lowers risk of anemia. Cord milking also increases risk of jaundice.

In brief: Perhaps
There are different views on cord milking during delivery.
Cord milking, or pushing the blood in the umbilical cord back into the baby before cutting the cord, increases the baby's blood supply and lowers risk of anemia. Cord milking also increases risk of jaundice.
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe,maybe not
Although this can raise the newborns blood hemoglobin content, excessive milking can create a thickened blood in baby and lead to problems.
In experienced hands, this is not a problem, but the pediatrician may monitor the effect by testing the babies blood.

In brief: Maybe,maybe not
Although this can raise the newborns blood hemoglobin content, excessive milking can create a thickened blood in baby and lead to problems.
In experienced hands, this is not a problem, but the pediatrician may monitor the effect by testing the babies blood.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Stephen Richards
Placing the baby on mom's tummy and waiting for the cord to quit pulsating in better than milking the cord.
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