Kangaroo Care Reduces Mortality Rates for Low Weight Babies by 30Seconds Pregnancy
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.
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