Massage Therapy and Oils for Babies in the NICUs

by Yamile Jackson I interviewed Dr Andrea Aldana about how to perform massage therapy during Kangaroo Care in the NICU. This interview was during the Kangaroo Care Conference in Italy in November 2016. Here is the research that I have found, please comment below if you have more info.  The most used is a couple[…]

Nurturing Whit and Ford

By their mom, Elizabeth M On July 1, 2014 my husband and I welcomed twin boys into this world at 25 weeks gestation. They were about as small as babies can be with doctors still offering hope of survival. Ford weighed 1 lb 8 oz and Whit weighed 1 lb 12 oz. As you can[…]

Online News Coverage

2011 Momology: The Art + Science of Mothering by Shelly Radic More > Reuters“Mother’s angst spawns preemie pillow business” by Deborah Cohen 2011 More > Inc.com: Top 10 reasons to own your own business, by Darren Dahl 2011 More > 2010 Mom Invented Houston Chronicle, May 16, 2010 More > Ver online >> Mom Invented[…]

We Redefine Parenting in the Hospital

“25 years ago, NICU technology was the center of the universe and the baby was in the background with no mother. Now, the Mother and child are the center of the universe and the technology is in the background.” -Dr. White Parents are no longer “visitors” feeling impotent and experiencing high rates of depression. Parents[…]

Complementing Kangaroo Care with the Zakys

The benefits of providing the best possible environment for the baby do not have to stop with Kangaroo Care. Unfortunately, parents are often not available to kangaroo  or the baby is not ready for the session. To provide supportive care around the clock, complement Kangaroo Care with The Zaky, which is the only device that keeps[…]

Benefits of Kangaroo Care

Benefits for the parents include: Enhanced attachment and bonding (Tessier et al., 1998). Resilience and feelings of confidence, competence, and satisfaction regarding baby care (Tessier et al., 1998; Conde Agudelo, Diaz Rossello, & Belizan, 2003; Kirsten, Bergman, & Hann, 2001). Increased milk volume, doubled rates of successful breastfeeding and increased duration of breastfeeding (Mohrbacher &[…]

What is Kangaroo Care?

Kangaroo Care, Skin-To-Skin Contact, and Kangaroo Mother Care are terms that relate to the holding of a diaper clad infant bare-chest to bare-chest, ventral-surface to ventral-surface by the mother, father, or others(Source: USIKC). This method was invented in Bogota, Colombia, and consists of skin to skin contact between the adult and baby, from the time[…]

Checklist for KC Professionals and Parents

Checklist for the medical staff in NICU: -Explain to the adult the benefits of the Kangaroo Care Method for preemies and for parents. -Explain the proper Kangaroo Position. -Plan all  placements of medical devices on the baby/bed so that they are easy to handle during transfer. -Confirm the eligibility of the baby and the parent and[…]

Audiology and Speech-Language Therapy student training in a KMC unit

“The final-year students from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University Pretoria, South Africa, are involved in the KMC unit of Kalafong Hospital. This year, there are 61 students (33 Audiology and 28 Speech-Language Therapy) participating in rotating groups. The KMC unit was started in 1999 and serves mothers of prematurely born infants from the surrounding urban, semi-urban,[…]