Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)
Kangaroo Mother Care refers to the practice of providing continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby, exclusive breastmilk feeding, and early discharge from hospital. It has shown to decrease mortality and morbidity in preterm and low birthweight infants by providing protection from infection; regulating temperature, breathing, and brain activity; and encouraging mother-baby bonding.
- Track 1-1 Regulates heart rate, breathing and temperature
- Track 2-2 Stabilizes organ function
- Track 3-3 Avoid infections
- Track 4-4 Facilitate better sleep patterns