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[…]

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[…]

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 &[…]

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[…]

A heartwarming image of premature twins resting on their brother and father’s chest

Written by Jimmy Nsubuga for Metro.co.uk Sunday 22 May 2016 5:55 pm Read More: http://tinyurl.com/KCfatherson “Skin to Skin Contact is not “new”, but Sweden certainly leads the way in making this care family-friendly even for very tiny babies. I love this picture of big brother helping his dad care for the twins! “Revolutionary and innovative[…]

Saudi Arabia celebrates the 5th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day in 9 hospitals!

Here is what they are doing! We are honored to share [with] you our Kangaroo Care Awareness Day. As we joined the program, we started to campaign by LCD viewing to all nine hospitals with 1095 bed capacity in our hospital  from May 1, 2016 to the end of June 2016. Our aim is for all parents, families, and[…]