The consultants were all keen for us to have kangaroo care, but the nursing staff felt we should wait. And wait we did. Until Joseph was 5 weeks old. I have since learnt that there has been a lot more research done in those 4 years and now babies are having kangaroo care much younger and that's amazing.
Kangaroo care is important for babies. It teaches them to regulate their temperature, it comforts them, it stimulates growth.
For parents, it helps restore what was lost at birth. It bridges the gap between premature delivery and taking your baby home. It's beautiful to be reunited with your baby. Time stands still.
a pack for units to help them facilitate kangaroo care.
Kangaroo care is a vital part of family centred care, but its increasingly recognised it has substantial clinical benefits for the baby as well.
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