International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

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International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day on May 15th is a global event celebrated since 2011 by communities that appreciate Kangaroo Care parents, organizations, and professionals.

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) refers to the practice of providing continuous skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby, exclusive breastmilk feeding, and early discharge from hospital. KMC is an especially important intervention for babies that are born premature.

To highlight the benefits of KMC, we encourage you to take a few moments to read a new article, watch a video, engage in a conversation, and share your stories with us (email

Post on social media now in FacebookTwitterInstagram @KangarooCareDay #kangaroocareday #kangaroocare

For more information and resources, including a social media and advocacy toolkit, visit the Kangaroo Care Day website.