Over the past decade, the benefits of placental transfusion have been established in neonates. The evidence for this practice in various groups of newborns is reviewed. In addition, multiple professional organizations have recently issued guidelines for delayed cord clamping and cord milking. These recommendations are discussed.
Placental Transfusion: Current Practices and Future Directions
Drs DuPont and Ohls have disclosed no financial relationships relevant to this article. This commentary does not contain a discussion of an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device.
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Tara L. DuPont, Robin K. Ohls; Placental Transfusion: Current Practices and Future Directions. Neoreviews January 2018; 19 (1): e1–e10. https://doi.org/10.1542/neo.19-1-e1
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