Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)

Kangaroo mother care, sometimes called skin-to-skin care; it is a technique of newborn care where babies kept skin-to-skin with a parent, typically their mother. It is most commonly used for low birth-weight preterm babies, who are more suffer from hypothermi a, then need to admitted in neonatal unit to keep the baby warm and support early breastfeeding. Kangaroo mother care reducing both infant mortality and the risk of hospital-acquired infection, and increasing rates of breastfeeding and weight gain. Skin-to-skin care is used to describe the technique of placing full-term new-borns very soon after birth on the bare chest of their mother or father. This also improves rates of breastfeeding and can also lead to improved stability of the heart and breathing rate of the baby.

There are many barriers to implementing kangaroo mother care, including the need for time, social support, medical care, and family acceptance. Barriers within health systems included financing, organization and medical service delivery.

 

  • Effect of KMC in growth
  • Benefits of KMC
  • Hypothermia in baby

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