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The Benefits of Kangaroo Care

Posted by Jocelyn Albertson on

What is Kangaroo Care?                     What’s sweeter than a newborn snuggled up to you, content and asleep? Did you know this very act, which feels completely instinctual, has amazing health benefits for both mama and baby? Skin-to-skin snuggles are also called Kangaroo Care. Kangaroo Care consists of holding a bare baby (diapered or not) chest-to-chest with a caregiver. There has been an increasing trend in hospitals to promote skin-to-skin immediately after birth because of the benefits involved for both mother and baby. Studies show that it fulfills the basic biological needs...

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