oa Professional Nursing Today - Kangaroo mother care (KMC) : breastfeeding
|Article Title||Kangaroo mother care (KMC) : breastfeeding|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Professional Nursing Today|
|Publication Date||Sep 2006|
KMC is defined as early, prolonged and continuous (as allowed by circumstances) skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her newborn baby. Skin-to-skin (kangaroo) holding was first introduced as a therapeutic modality in 1979 in Columbia in an attempt to reduce the rate of infection in LBWB sharing incubators. The essential components of KMC are skin-to-skin care , breastfeeding (BF) and follow-up.
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