Current knowledge about skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care for preterm infants.

  title={Current knowledge about skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care for preterm infants.},
  author={Gene Cranston Anderson},
  journal={Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association},
  volume={11 3},
Skin-to-skin ("kangaroo") care for preterm infants is becoming widespread in Western Europe. During this care the mother holds her diaper-clad premature infant against her skin beneath her clothing and allows self-regulatory access to breast-feeding. Fathers hold their infants skin-to-skin also. Research projects in Western Europe and the United States provide data that support the safety and effectiveness of this method. Infants held skin-to-skin are warm enough and have regular heart rate and… CONTINUE READING
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