2017 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day – Bulgaria

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[…]

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[…]

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 Read more about What is Kangaroo Care?[…]

What is the Kangaroo Zak?

The Kangaroo Zak™ is the only device designed with the sole objective of facilitating safe, prolonged, and effective kangaroo care sessions in the NICU and post-partum. It provides comfort to the baby and virtually eliminates the risk of accidental falls and slipping that causes dislodging of medical equipment. It also facilitates immediate access to the baby in Read more about What is the Kangaroo Zak?[…]