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What is kangaroo mother care? Systematic review of the literature

By Grace J Chan, Bina Valsangkar, Sandhya Kajeepeta, Ellen O Boundy and Stephen Wall

Abstract

Kangaroo mother care (KMC), often defined as skin–to–skin contact between a mother and her newborn, frequent or exclusive breastfeeding, and early discharge from the hospital has been \ud effective in reducing the risk of mortality among preterm and low \ud birth weight infants. Research studies and program implementation \ud of KMC have used various definitions

Topics: Kangaroo mother care, KMC, definitions, Medicine, R, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270
Publisher: Edinburgh University Global Health Society
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.7189/jogh.06.010701
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:6216a3400efe44cd847fd53b34f23e23
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