Beyond survival: Integrated delivery care practices for long-term maternal and infant nutrition, health and development

Summary: This document discusses nutrition and health interventions in the immediate postpartum/natal period: delayed cord clamping to increase stores of iron and other micronutrients in the newborn, skin-to-skin contact to regulate newborn temperature, and initiation of breastfeeding within one hour after delivery. It also includes a discussion of integration of newborn care into existing maternal and child health services.