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What is kangaroo care?Kangaroo care, also called skin-to-skin care, is when you hold your baby naked or in just a diaper on your bare chest. Holding your baby this way allows him or her to get to know you through your scent, your touch, your voice and the feel of your skin.
Why is it important to kangaroo?Kangaroo care helps support the growth and development of your baby’s brain. Kangaroo care will also help your baby to:
When moms kangaroo, their bodies make milk to protect their baby. More milk = more protection.
Who can kangaroo?
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Adapted from ILCA “Inside Track” by Kathleen S. Kuhn, RN, IBCLC & Megen J. Kuhn, RN, BSN
Due to significant RSV in our community, the NICU, PICU and Children’s Hospital are currently restricting visitation for children under the age of 12.
For most otherwise healthy adults and children, RSV symptoms are much like a bad cold. For very young patients or those with preexisting conditions like asthma or other illnesses, RSV can be very serious and even life threatening.
Help prevent the spread of RSV to Children's Hospital, PICU and NICU patients by not visiting if you are sick and by restricting visitation of younger siblings, family and friends.
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