What is Kangaroo Mother Care?

Kangaroo Mother Care or KMC is a special way of caring for low birth weight babies (1800gms-2500gms) who are otherwise stable. It fosters their health and well being by enabling temperature control, breast feeding, infection prevention and bonding. In KMC, the baby is kept in continuous contact with the mother’s chest. The skin to skin contact stimulates milk production and eliminates the need for an incubator.

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