Mon May 15th

International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day

Every year on May 15, the International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day promotes education and education for skin-to-skin contact. Those in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) are encouraged to embrace this critical activity between newborns and mothers right after birth, especially those in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Kangaroo care" came from the type of care a kangaroo mother provides their infant with. If its body, a kangaroo mother has a little pouch on the front of its body. This little pouch doubles as a second womb. It stays warm and protected when a joey, or baby kangaroo, is inside the pouch. In addition,, the pouch provides a safe environment in which to grow. A human mother can provide the same protection as a mother kangaroo.

A woman inserts their infant into their chest and blankets the baby with a blanket in the first moments and days after a birth. Babies are healthy babies as a result of this skin-to-skin contact between baby and mother. Although kangaroo care is mainly provided in the NICU, where premature babies require a lot of extra care, many hospitals have started using this technique as part of the birthing process, although some hospitals have adopted it as part of the infant care process. In some situations, a caregiver provides the contact just as well as a birth mother can.

Skin-to-skin contact between baby and mother is one of several well-known health benefits that can be based on evidence-based health. For example, kangaroo care aids premature babies in gaining weight more quickly. Other benefits for the baby include:: There are some other things that can be helpful to the baby.

  • Stabilizing heart rate and body temperature are key to maintaining stability. t
  • Improving respiratory patterns and oxygen saturation levels are affecting respiratory health and oxygen saturation levels
  • Improving sleep habits is improving
  • Decreases crying and reduces anxiety
  • Breastfeeding's success rate is on the rise
  • The NICU's chances of an earlier discharge are increasing

However, Kangaroo care is not only helpful for babies... Parents can also benefit from receiving this type of medical attention in the hospital. Parents can bond with their children while also increasing their confidence in their ability to care for their children... In addition, breastmilk supply to mothers who practice kangaroo care may also be increased..

#kangaroocareday is the official hashtag promoting #kangaroocareday

  • Walks, seminars, and workshops are among the activities that can raise concerns for kangaroo care
  • Find out more about the benefits kangaroo care gives to premature babies and parents
  • Talk to a new parent about kangaroo care
  • With your infant, please share your journey using kangaroo care.
  • The Fundraise for parents of premature babies, hospitals, and healthcare workers is funded by the National Children's Fundraiser.
  • To your local NICU, we can provide stuffed kangaroo animals
  • On social media, #InternationalKangarooAwarenessDay and #KangarooCareDay are among the hashtags used to raise concerns for this day

The international kangaroo care awareness day is the seventh in the country's kangaroo care awareness day

Dr. Edgar Ray and Dr. Hector Martinez, both from 1979, began working together to find a way to improve premature baby survival rates. They started to change how care was provided to low birth weight infants by using skin-to-skin contact while working in a large maternity unit in Bogota, Columbia. Infants born with low birth weight were expected to live in poor countries at the time, but underdeveloped countries had no means to raise the survival rate of infants born with low birth weight at the time.

Dr. Ray and Dr. Martinez found that skin-to-skin contact was just as safe as more costly procedures after doing pioneering studies on how to improve premature infants' overall wellbeing. Over 500 babies flourished within a few years, dramatically lowering the death rate of infants in Columbia. Kangaroo Mother Care was the initiative that began as the Kangaroo Mother Care Service. Kangaroo Mother Care is based on three main elements: Kangaroo Mother Care's three main components: Kangaroo Mother Care is based on three main elements:

  • The mother and her child have been in constant skin-to-skin contact from the mother and her infant from an early age
  • Exclusive breastfeeding
  • Early discharge

Kangaroo Mother Care is now available in hospitals around the world. New studies are regularly published, including the importance of the newborn's father's participation in the sport.