Pledge, Map, and Global Celebrations for the 6th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is celebrated on May 15th

Kangaroo Care impacts the world of professionals, newborns, and families.
Take the pledge – Celebrate, Engage, and/or Share Kangaroo Care during the 6th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day!

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 Read more about Massage Therapy and Oils for Babies in the NICUs[…]

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 Read more about Nurturing Whit and Ford[…]

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 Read more about We Redefine Parenting in the Hospital[…]

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 & Read more about Benefits of Kangaroo Care[…]

We want YOU to share your nurturing stories!

Let us feature you! Send us your story so we can feature it either in our newsletter, blog, or website. We are also looking for regular authors. Please send us an email at social@nurturedbydesign.com if you are interested. Topics could include: anything about Kangaroo Care, such as your stories or opinions a loving moment that you want to share goals or Read more about We want YOU to share your nurturing stories![…]