The Benefits of Doing Kangaroo Care with Your Newborn

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In all the ways we might look to nature for parenting inspiration, it doesn’t get any more real than seeing mama kangaroos snuggle their babies shortly after birth: skin-to-skin, nuzzle-to-nipple, inside the pouch. As the name implies, kangaroo care for newborn humans mimics this marsupial practice, with mom and baby cuddling up with their bare skin touching. Curious why this skin-to-skin contact is being hailed by medical professionals and parents alike? Keep reading to learn about the host of benefits it yields for both baby and Mom (and other family members too!).

Kangaroo care is early, continuous and prolonged skin-to-skin contact between mothers and babies, according to the World Health Organization. There are some variations of kangaroo care, but all of them involve skin-to-skin contact, where baby is naked except for a diaper and a blanket (or the parent’s shirt) covering…

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