MYTH OF THE MARSUPIAL MOTHER: HOME CARE OF VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES IN BOGOTA, COLOMBIA

@article{Whitelaw1985MYTHOT,
  title={MYTH OF THE MARSUPIAL MOTHER: HOME CARE OF VERY LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES IN BOGOTA, COLOMBIA},
  author={Andrew Whitelaw and Katharine Sleath},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1985},
  volume={325},
  pages={1206-1208}
}

Kangaroo Mother Care for Low Birth Weight Babies: A prospective Observational Study

KMC is simple, low cost technique and well acceptable by mother and family and can be continued at home and shows early and good weight gain in low birth weight babies.

Good short-term outcomes of kangaroo mother care in infants with a low birth weight in a rural South African hospital

It is confirmed that infants with a low birth weight treated with kangaroo mother care can have a good growth pattern, and exclusive breast milk is sufficient to guarantee such growth.

EFFECT OF KANGAROO MOTHER CARE ON WEIGHT GAIN IN LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES

A prospective observational study conducted in a tertiary care hospital at Tirupati to assess the weight gain in low birth weight babies with KMC care, finding significant weight gain is observed in babies with proportionate to the duration of KMC practice.

The ‘Kangaroo-Method’ for Treating Low Birth Weight Babies in a Developing Country

The results of introducing the ‘kangaroo method’ (constant nursing of the baby skin to skin on the mother's chest), as the exclusive means of treating low birth weight (LBW) babies is reported, in

Effect of kangaroo mother care in terms of hospital stay among preterm infants in a tertiary health care center

K Kangaroo mother care has positive effects on the infants growth, neurodevelopmental outcome, reduction in the morbidities associated with preterm infants, and breastfeeding practices in mothers of preterm neonates.

Mothers’ Experiences of Kangaroo Mother Care During Hospitalization of Their Preterm Babies at an Academic Hospital in Johannesburg

The study found that all the mothers in spite of exhaustion, reported high level of satisfaction with KMC because it allowed them to be closer to their babies, hence giving them the opportunity to observe their growth and became fully involved in the care.

Experience with Kangaroo mother care in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Chandigarh, India

KMC was found to be safe, effective and feasible method of care of LBWI even in the NICU settings, and positive attitudes were observed in mothers, families and HCW.

Soothability and growth in preterm neonates

The effect of a flax seed pillow, placed on the back of premature infants in a prone position on their ability to sooth themselves, moderate their activity, gain weight and the length of hospital stay is described.

To study the short-term outcome of kangaroo mother care in newborn with birth weight less than 1.5 kg

The study showed that babies in KMC group demonstrated more weight gain, both daily and on discharge, and concluded KMC as significant method of caring very low birth weight baby in resource limited settings.

[Prevalence of breast feeding in low birth weight infants].

Birthweight was found to be associated with the incidence and duration of breast feeding in general, as well as with the probability of exclusive breast feeding, especially than those of Finnish infants born with a weight of less than 1.500 g.
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