4th International Workshop on Kangaroo Mother Care (2)
Excuse my ignorance, what is Kangaroo Mother Care?
Dr. Delanyo Dovlo
Advisor-MOHSS Management Training Project
PO Box 50661 Bachbrecht
[From the Moderator:
"Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is defined as early, prolonged and con-
tinuous (as allowed by circumstances) skin-to-skin contact between a
mother and her newborn low birth weight infant (LBWI), both in hospi-
tal and after early (depending on circumstances) discharge, until at
least the 40th week of post-natal gestational age, with ideally ex-
clusive breastfeeding and proper follow-up."
The above citation is from the publication "Recommendations for the
implementation of kangaroo mother care for low birth weight infants"
by A Cattaneo, R Davanzo, F Uxa, G Tamburlini for the International
Network on Kangaroo Mother Care
Bureau for International Health
Istituto per l'Infanzia, Trieste, Italy
Acta Paediatr 1998; 87:440-5
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