Lots of benefits to Kangaroo Care, especially for preemies
The simple act of a mother holding her newborn baby against her bare chest produces remarkably positive outcomes. Skin-to-skin contact, also known as kangaroo care, warms the infant and relaxes both mother and child. Vital signs stabilize and, typically, deep sleep comes. Babies who experience kangaroo care cry less than those who don’t, and experience increased weight gain.