Kangaroo Mother Care
I wonder if anyone knows how many babies/children are alive today because of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)? It goes back to 1976 when Dr Rey and Martinez started the KMC program in Bogota, Colombia. A shortage of incubators as well as the premature babies contracting severe hospital infections prompted these doctors to try skin to skin contact between mother and baby. Well it worked miracles and today many babies are thriving due to S2S and breastfeeding through KMC. Dr. Nils Bergman speaks around the world on KMC.
KMC offers a certification course for nurses and other professionals working with newborns, especially preemies and sick babies. How wonderful if every hospital believed in the value of KMC. Here is the brochure for the 5th annual KMC Certification Course. I would love to attend, but don't think I can justify it this year.