Indian Pediatrics

, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp 321–323

Does cord clamp affect the proper positioning of breastfeeding?

  • Ashish Jain
  • Sudhir Dixit
  • Shweta Agarwal
  • Veena Devgan
Research Brief


To determine the appropriateness of breastfeeding position as assessed by 4-point standard objective criteria in the presence of commercial plastic cord clamp. 50 babies each with and without cord clamp were selected randomly in post natal ward. Mean gestational age in both the periods was comparable (39±1.13 and 39±1.34 weeks). On evaluation by the standard 4 points of proper positioning, babies with cord clamp failed to keep their head and body straight (66% vs 94%, P=0.001), keep their baby’s body touching mothers abdomen (16% vs 94% P=0.000), and body well supported (72% vs 96%, P=0.002). However, both groups were appropriately able to turn baby’s body towards mother and nose opposite the nipple (98% vs 88%, P=0.112). On evaluation of mother’s satisfaction score, there was no significant difference except in the mother’s concern about care of cord clamp (P<0.001).

Key words

Attachment Breastfeeding Cord clamp Positioning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ashish Jain
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sudhir Dixit
    • 1
  • Shweta Agarwal
    • 1
  • Veena Devgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Neonatology Division, Department of PediatricsHindu Rao Hospital DelhiNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsHindurao HospitalMalka GunjIndia

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