Kangaroo Mother Care

 

Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of helping premature and low-birth-weight newborns until they are able to survive without intensive care. Mostly used in developing countries, it allows a higher chance of survival for the infant through the use of skin-to-skin contact and increased interaction with the mother and father. Through this, hospitals lacking in equipment and resources are able to send patients home faster and safer while also minimizing the family's expenses.

 

 

External Links:

KMC Official Site

Gentle Mothering

Researches about KMC

KMC International Site