Newborn Skin-to-skin Care

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  1. Course Overview
  2. Course Topics
  3. Course Objectives

Skin-to-Skin, also known as Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a form of parental caregiving where the term, low birthweight or premature infant is intermittently nursed skin-to-skin in a vertical position between the mother’s breasts or against the father’s chest for a non-specific period.

This one-day course is intended for health professionals responsible for the care of term, low birthweight and preterm infants. The course includes research based best practice, theory and practical session on when and how the kangaroo-mother-care method can best be applied.

Course topics include:

  • Kangaroo Care practices around the world
  • Effect of sleep and stress on the developing brain
  • Skin-to-skin Care and the premature infant
  • Barriers to the successful implementation of Kangaroo Care

On completion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Ensure warmth via continuous skin-to-skin contact between the baby and parent.
  • Increase nutrition by promoting frequent and exclusive breastfeeding.
  • Provide infection prevention.
  • Enable early discharge from health facilities with appropriate counselling and follow-up care.

Call us on +971 2 643 7720 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for course dates and registration options

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