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Kangaroo Mother Care: An Awesome Way to Begin Life as New Parents

Kangaroo Mother Care: An Awesome Way to Begin Life as New Parents

Children's Health, NEWS, Women's health
Have you ever seen the picture of a kangaroo carrying its child? If you have, then you have a clear picture of what kangaroo care is all about. Kangaroo care or Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of holding a baby that involves skin to skin contact. The baby who is naked except for the diaper and a piece of clothing, is placed in an upright position against a parent’s bare chest. The snuggling of the baby inside the pouch of the parent’s shirt, which is like a kangaroo’s pouch led to the term kangaroo care. Kangaroo care originated from Bogota, Columbia, where it was developed as an alternative to inadequate and insufficient incubator care for preterm newborn infants. Babies were dying of infections, respiratory problems and just plain lack of attention Researchers Rey and Martinez fo