Kangaroo care is a technique practiced by parents of premature babies where the baby is held skin to skin with its mother or father. Well known for reducing the baby’s stress level, it is also a proven technique to improve a preemie’s breathing. Now, a new study has found more benefit from the bonding session.
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Premature infants often experience more pain during the first few weeks of life than full term infants because they are less developed, which makes simple tasks like regulating heartbeat, temperature and breathing a challenge. They also often require more tests, like heel sticks to collect blood, than full term infants.
An Australian mom who was told her baby had passed is speaking out about how she brought him back to life by cuddling him skin to skin.
When Jamie and Emily Ogg arrived on March 25 at 27 weeks gestation doctors gave little Jamie no chance of survival even though he weighed just over 2 lbs.
Kangaroo Care is when a mother holds her infant upright, against her chest, for skin-to-skin contact. This simple practice may hold the secret to reducing the infant death rates for preterm babies all over the world.
A senior nurse at Haifa’s Bnei Zion Medical Center’s neonatal unit was photographed recently with a premature baby-girl in her uniform pocket – as a humorous gesture. The nurse is considered one of the ward’s most dedicated employees, with a career spanning more than a dozen years. The weird part about the story is that [...]