by Nina Nikolova, Bulgaria “On the 15 of May The first Bulgarian foundation “Our Premature Children” marks the beginning of the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day in Bulgaria. Kangaroo-care is a key element of family-centered care and the most effective way to involve parents in the care of their babies, with the most proven benefits. Read more about 2017 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day – Bulgaria[…]
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia had a wonderful celebration for the 6th International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day on May 15th 2017 by Buenafe Cala ‘I’m sending you our post activity in Care National Hospital ,Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1 out of 30 tertiary hospital that we are going to introduce and implement of Kangaroo Care from Ministry of Read more about 2017 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia[…]
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!
Share a local project, effort, research in kangaroo care
Inspire the families and young professionals by helping them practice kangaroo care and doing hands-on activities while holding their babies. In just one session you can set a parent on the exciting path practicing kangaroo care.
There are many ways to celebrate kangaroo care. It all starts with you and what makes sense in your community or workplace. Here are some ideas to get you started.
10 Point Checklist for Baby’s Safe Positioning During 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[…]
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By Rebecca Shinners May 18, 2016 “Mothers of teenagers, think back to the happy day when your son or daughter was born: Shortly after birth your infant was likely taken away from you. It was to be expected—after all, the baby needed to be cleaned up and washed off. But now, experts are saying there’s evidence that Read more about Here’s Why Experts Say You Shouldn’t Wash Your Baby After Birth: a wait of at least 24 hours is recommended[…]