Monday, November 22, 2010

Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo Care is used when a premature infant is born. The baby wears only a diaper and is placed between the mother's bare breast or even the father's chest. The skin-to-skin contact is what is needed and helps the child stay warm and bond with the parents. A mother's chest temperature adjusts to the babies' needs, if the baby is cold, it increases, if they are hot, it decreases. It is even better than an incubator. During Kangaroo Care, the babies' stress hormones, blood-pressure, and temperature stabilize. It is also proven that babies who have received Kangaroo Care have an easier time breast feeding. You can watch coverage of Kangaroo Care and how it saved this infants life, if you follow this link,

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