What is Kangaroo Mother Care??
Definition: A universally available and biologically sound method of care for all newborns, but in particular for premature babies, with three components ...
1 Skin-to-skin Contact
2 Exclusive breastfeeding
3 Support to the mother infant dyad.
skin-to-skin contact is between the baby front and the mother's chest. The more skin-to-skin, the better.
For comfort a small nappy is fine, and for warmth a cap may be used. Skin-to-skin contact should ideally start at birth, but is helpful at any time. It should ideally be continuous day and night, but even shorter periods are still helpful.
Answer by Finkette at 7:57 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 7:58 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
It's used in countries that can't afford incubators for premature babies. Some NICUs let parents do it part of the time. For the full term infant it's similar to attachment parenting or in-arms parenting.
Answer by Gailll at 7:59 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by hsmominky at 7:59 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by Amelia512 at 8:01 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by SleepingBeautee at 8:01 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 8:03 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by allmyblessings at 8:10 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 8:32 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
Answer by AmiJanell at 8:39 PM on Aug. 30, 2010
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