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KANGAROO MOTHER CARE (KMC)

What´s the kangaroo mother care (KMC) ?

The Quokkababy babywearing T-shirt vest allows the carrying of physiologically stable premature babies. It is ideal for practising  kangaroo mother care (KMC) easily, conveniently and safely.

The Kangaroo Method has its origins in the investigations of Dr. Rey y Martínez in Bogotá, Colombia, where this method was developed as an alternative to inadequate and insufficient incubator care.

Four decades of application and research have made it clear that the Kangaroo Method is more than an alternative to incubator care, being a practice supported by scientific evidence and established in all hospitals.

The Kangaroo Method consists of caring for babies by keeping them in skin-to-skin contact with their mother or father. It is an effective and easy to implement method that promotes the health and well-being of both preterm and full-term infants.

Kangaroo mother care (KMC) benefits

  • ​​The mother's body becomes the baby's natural habitat. It favors the child's emotional bond with his mother and provides the baby with emotional benefits, security, tranquility, which have a favorable impact on his development.

  • ​Skin-to-skin contact helps to better regulate body temperature, proving to be as effective as an incubator. In addition, it gets a good level of oxygen, stabilizes respiratory and heart rate and better coordinates suction-swallowing, which contributes to gain weight faster.

  • ​Decreases baby's response to pain and stress. The baby who is in physical contact with his mother better regulates stress and is better suited to the environment and external stimuli. It has been proven that the kangaroo method helps premature infants better tolerate the pain of medical interventions.

  • Improves neurodevelopment.​

  • Help the baby improve the organization of sleep.​

  • Trains the mother in the care of the baby, making her participate in the recovery of her baby, feels more confident and stronger to cope with the period of hospitalization.​

  • It favors the initiation, exclusivity and maintenance of breastfeeding.​

  • Promotes early discharge and reduces hospital stay.