Feasibility of Using Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care With Colicky Infants

  title={Feasibility of Using Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care With Colicky Infants},
  author={Marsha L. Cirgin Ellett and Doris A. Bleah and Stephanie Parris},
  journal={Gastroenterology Nursing},
Infant colic affects about 20% of all infants and the cause remains elusive. Healthcare providers typically view infant colic as a minor inconvenience that is harmless to the thriving infant and will go away with time; however, parents view caring for a colicky infant as a crisis situation. The purpose of this feasibility study conducted via the internet was to examine the feasibility of implementing kangaroo care at the beginning of colicky episodes. Mothers of colicky infants began the study… 

The Effects of Kangaroo Mother Care ( KMC ) on the Fuss and Crying Time of Colicky Infants

Skin-to-skin contact via Kangaroo Mother Care could be practiced at home as a simple and safe method of diminishing the fussiness and crying time in colicky infants.

The Effectiveness of Mother Infant Interaction on infantile colic

Kangaroo care may use as a simple and safe method for colicky infants treatment and its effect on infantile colic is studied.

The Effectiveness of Kangaroo Technique on Preterm Infant's Weight Gain

The study concluded that application of kangaroo technique by preterm infants ' mothers and had positive effect on preterm infant's weight gain and recommended the application of Kangaroo technique for all pre term infants as part of the routine daily care to preterm babies admitted to the NICUs.

Perceived Benefits and Barriers of Mothers with Premature Infant to Kangaroo Mother Care

It seems that planning for improving mothers mental condition, providing mothers with necessary knowledge and reducing fear of caring can effectively promote doing Kangaroo Mother Care by mothers.

Kangaroo mother care: need of the day

This case report is of a preterm baby who was delivered at 33 weeks of gestation with a weight of 1.3 kg and was saved by KMC in the paediatric department of Services Hospital in Lahore.

Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Treatment of Infantile Colic

Massage therapy is better than no intervention for colic, and majority of patients in group A showed 50% reduction in basal crying time.

Knowledge, Performance and Perceptions of Nurses in NICUs and Neonatal Units about Kangaroo Care and its barriers

It seems that education and encouragement could be effective for the continuation of the method and in service education is also recommended to remove barriers.

Infant Crying Among Recent African Immigrants

This study was conducted to describe crying patterns of a small sample of infants born to recent African immigrants to the United States, finding some infant crying occurred but less than for typical Western babies.

Kangaroo mother care in resource-limited settings: implementation, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness

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Maternal kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care in the NICU beginning 4 hours postbirth.

The infant was transferred to intermediate care on Day 2, regained his birth weight by Day 12, was discharged home on Day 21, and had Bayley mental and motor development scores within normal limits at 6 months corrected age.

Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Care With a Postpartum Woman Who Felt Depressed

The mother in this case study had numerous known risk factors for postpartum depression and was in rehabilitation for drug abuse, and her self-reported depression scores decreased rapidly and had disappeared by 32 hours postbirth.

Birth-related fatigue in 34-36-week preterm neonates: rapid recovery with very early kangaroo (skin-to-skin) care.

It is suggested that kangaroo care beginning in the delivery room can be given safely and perhaps with benefit to 34-36-week gestation neonates who appear healthy at birth.

Infantile colic: occurrence and risk factors

Neither family history or symptoms of allergy, duration of breast-feeding, mother's consumption of plain cow's milk during lactation, nor the age of introduction ofcow's milk to the child were associated with the occurrence of colic.

Psychosocial predisposing factors for infantile colic.

Experience of stress and physical symptoms during the pregnancy, dissatisfaction with the sexual relationship, and negative experiences during childbirth were associated with the development of colic in the baby.

Kangaroo Care for Adoptive Parents and Their Critically Ill Preterm Infant

In this case study kangaroo care (KC) was facilitated for an adoptive mother and father who were planning to attend the birth of the infant they had arranged to adopt. Unexpectedly, the birth mother

Infant care: cache or carry.


A prospective study of fetal and postnatal growth and development in a group of babies whose mothers were residents of an inner‐city health district in the north of England, it was not possible to predict which babies would cry a lot except that breast‐fed infants tended to cry less.

Shared kangaroo care for triplets.

Clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners can use the successful outcome reported here to promote kangaroo care for families with naturally occurring triplets as well as those families whose triplets result from treatment for infertility.

A longitudinal comparison of irritable and nonirritable infants.

Infantile colic is characterized by persistent crying, diminished soothability, and excessive activity or restlessness. The purpose of this study was to explore the processes underlying the