Kangaroo mother care--an alternative to conventional care.

@article{Thukral2008KangarooMC,
  title={Kangaroo mother care--an alternative to conventional care.},
  author={Anu Thukral and Deepak Chawla and Ramesh Agarwal and Ashok Kumar Deorari and Vinod Kumar Paul},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={497-503}
}
The term kangaroo mother care (KMC) is derived from practical similarities to marsupial care-giving, i.e., the premature infant is kept warm in the maternal pouch and close to the breasts for unlimited feeding. It is a gentle and effective method that avoids agitation routinely experienced in a busy ward with preterm infants. An important main stay of kangaroo mother care is breastfeeding encouragement. Observational studies have shown reduction in mortality after institution of KMC. Preterm… CONTINUE READING

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