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Routine suction of newborns is unnecessary

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3690 (Published 12 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3690

Healthy newborn babies don’t need suction of the nose and mouth at birth, say researchers. A gentle wipe with a towel worked just as well in a trial from the US that tracked respiratory rate for 24 hours. Babies who were …

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