kangroo care

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KANGAROO CARE Restoring the original paradigm of infant care Nurse. PUNITHAVATHI INBANATHAN M.Sc

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Separation is common but can have significant deleterious effects

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Please keep me back with my mom

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What is kangaroo care? Kangaroo care means skin-to-skin contact between the mother and her newborn baby. Fathers can also use the skin-to-skin contact method.

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Components of Kangaroo care Kangaroo position – Skin to skin contact Kangaroo nutrition – Exclusive breast feeding Kangaroo Support - Support to mother infant dyad

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The baby is held upright and prone against the skin of the mother, between the breasts with the newborn’s head on its side. The head and neck and trunk are extended to avoid obstruction to the airway. A cloth wraps around and under the baby’s bottom to create flexion How to practice kangaroo care?

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Indications for Kangaroo care Pre term newborn Low birth weight newborn Full term newborn Monitoring, oxygen therapy, infusions and monitor leads do not prevent kangaroo care

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Benefits of Kangaroo care for newborns Enhanced bonding Breast milk is readily available and accessible Reduced physiologic and behavioral pain responses Less nosocomial infection, severe illness and lower respiratory tract disease Increased weight gain Restful sleep Improved cognitive development Earlier discharge

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Benefits of kangaroo care to mother Promotes bonding with infant Increases breast milk secretion Earlier and longer breast feeding Better prepared for discharge More confidence in caring for their infant Easier to cope with stress and emotions of having a premature infant

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Benefits of kangaroo care to institutions Shorter hospital stay Advanced healthcare technology only used in addition to Kangaroo care More parental involvement with greater opportunities for teaching and assessing Better use of resources

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Less morbidity and mortality especially in developing countries Opportunities for teaching and during pregnancy and follow up in preparation of postnatal implementation Less drain on financial resources Promotion of total family health Benefits of Kangaroo care to community

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When to start Kangaroo care Beginning Kangaroo care by 30 minutes to 2 hours after birth seems to be the most effective time period for successful breast feeding and this coincides with the theme of THE FIRST ONE HOUR

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How long Kangaroo care should be continued ? Proponents of Kangaroo care encourage maintaining Kangaroo care for about six weeks so that mother and baby are established in breast feedings and have achieved physiological recovery from the birth process

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What we can do at our practice setting?

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