Kangaroo CareSkintoSkin
 
 

Kangaroo Care/Skin-to-Skin

Kangaroo care is a method of skin-to-skin contact between a newborn (usually a premature baby) and a parent. The newborn is placed on the bare chest of one of the parents to encourage physical and psychological bonding. This technique can also help: regulate the newborn's body temperature; provide easy access to breastfeeding; increase stages of deep sleep; decrease breathing pauses; and possibly decrease the amount of time spent in the hospital. The length of time the newborn can spend in the Kangaroo position depends on medical stability.

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