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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.
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Adapted from ILCA “Inside Track” by Kathleen S. Kuhn, RN, IBCLC & Megen J. Kuhn, RN, BSN
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