jueves, 1 de agosto de 2013

Topical application of human milk reduces umbilical cord separation time and bacterial colonization compared to ethanol in newborns

Umbilical cord infections contribute to the increased morbidity and mortality in newborns of developing countries, where infants are exposed to unhygienic practices. The best umbilical cord treatment after birth is a controversial issue. There are limited data examining the effect of topical application of human milk on newborns’ cord separation and bacterial colonization, which is examined herein and compared to 70% ethanol.

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