Kangaroo mother care

Bailey, Sarah
May 2012
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);May2012, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p278
Academic Journal
The article discusses the concept of kangaroo mother care, a safe and simple method to care for low birth weight infants. The history and evolution of kangaroo mother care and how it works are described. Evidence regarding improved outcomes following the implementation of kangaroo mother care in terms of thermoregulation, breastfeeding, growth and mortality is included. Some of the challenges in successful kangaroo mother care are also highlighted.


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