Kangaroo-Mother Care Method
"Kangaroo-Mother Care Method" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A method of continuously holding a partially wrapped baby to the chest, involving skin-to-skin contact. Originally it was a method of caring for LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANT in developing countries and is now more widespread in developed nations. Aside from encouraging breast feeding, the extra sleep that the infant gets assists in regulating body temperature, helps the baby conserve energy, and redirects calorie expenditures toward growth and weight gain.
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- Kangaroo-Mother Care Method
- Care Method, Kangaroo-Mother
- Care Methods, Kangaroo-Mother
- Kangaroo Mother Care Method
- Kangaroo-Mother Care Methods
- Method, Kangaroo-Mother Care
- Methods, Kangaroo-Mother Care
- Kangaroo Mother Care
- Care, Kangaroo Mother
- Kangaroo-Mother Care
- Care, Kangaroo-Mother
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