Successes in Kangaroo Mother Care

The Kangaroo Mother Care program shows mothers how to keep their newborns warm with continuous skin-to-skin contact. By keeping mother and newborn together, Kangaroo Mother Care also encourages mother and child to bond emotionally and enables the baby to breastfeed at will, giving the baby the energy to produce its own body heat. In many cases, the program reduces the need for incubators, which are prohibitively expensive in developing countries.

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