Kangaroo Care Reduces Mortality Rates for Low Weight Babies by Donna John

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2 years ago
Kangaroo Care Reduces Mortality Rates for Low Weight Babies

As many as 4 million babies die each year during their first month of life, and infants born early or at a low birth weight are at particular risk. A study in the journal Pediatrics suggests that Kangaroo Care - skin-to-skin contact between Mom and Baby - can reduce infant deaths by more than one-third compared to conventional care. 

Kangaroo Care is believed to help regulate a baby’s temperature and breathing rate and, according to the study, increase likelihood of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge by 50 percent. 

Read more about this study here!

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