Twenty-year Follow-up of Kangaroo Mother Care Versus Traditional Care.

@article{Charpak2017TwentyyearFO,
  title={Twenty-year Follow-up of Kangaroo Mother Care Versus Traditional Care.},
  author={Nathalie Charpak and R{\'e}jean Tessier and Juan Gabriel Ruiz and Jos{\'e} Tiberio Hern{\'a}ndez and Felipe Uriza and Julieta Villegas and Line Nadeau and Catherine Mercier and Françoise S. Maheu and Jorge Humberto Mar{\'i}n and David Traverso Cort{\'e}s and Juan Antonio Campos Gallego and Dar{\'i}o Gonz{\'a}lez Maldonado},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2017},
  volume={139 1}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a multifaceted intervention for preterm and low birth weight infants and their parents. Short- and mid-term benefits of KMC on survival, neurodevelopment, breastfeeding, and the quality of mother-infant bonding were documented in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in Colombia from 1993 to 1996. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the persistence of these results in young adulthood. METHODS From 2012 to 2014, a total… CONTINUE READING

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