There are nearly 4 million neonatal deaths worldwide each year, with one-third of those related to infections. The longer the umbilical cord remains attached, the more likely an infection will develop. Uneducated guardians may utilize improper cleaning techniques, which increases infection rates. Guardians desire to know the best method of care for their neonate.
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