For Preterm/Low Birthweight Babies
What is KMC?
KMC is placing your baby so that the skin on his/her chest and tummy is in contact with the skin on your chest, for at least an hour, ideally several times a day. Its key features are:
You may have heard of kangaroo mother care expressed in other ways such as KMC, kangaroo care, KC or even kangaroo father care.
KMC at birth and thereafter
KMC and breastfeeding
History of KMC
There are a number of important milestones in the history of Kangaroo Mother Care. These milestones started with traditional beginnings and have progressed to what is now international endorsement. Read more….