Kangaroo mother care review article


  • Arjun Jadhao Department of Neonatology, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Paradise circa, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Rakesh Kotha Department of Neonatology, Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Himabindu Singh Department of Neonatology, Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
  • Alimelu Maddireddi Department of Neonatology, Niloufer Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India




Developmental supportive care, Kangaroo mother care, Neonate, Preterm delivery


Inspite of so many available health facilities, humans are unable to prevent preterm deliveries may be because of evolution process for increasing intelligence in Human species. Now a days most of the preterm babies are surviving due to antenatal steroid coverage, with advancement of health care facilities. As authors are unable to replace the nature and create in utero environment, Kangaroo mother care is a simple but most effective way of developmental supportive care. Here baby is exposed to some known and similar environment like in utero. Preterm survival without morbidity and com-promised quality is an important than survival alone. As preterm organs are still in a developing stage particularly central nervous system where organization, synapse formation still occurring hence enriched environment is necessary for optimal development. In kangaroo care baby usually meet enriched environment, here authors are giving a brief review of Kangaroo Care because of more evidence was there but still not practicing fully in many centers where needed particularly in developing countries. That’s why authors are adding from their side.


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