Kangaroo care

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Kangaroo care

  1. 1. Kangaroo Care<br />1<br />
  2. 2. What is Kangaroo Care?<br /><ul><li>It is a special kind of care for babies
  3. 3. It is also called Skin-to-Skin care
  4. 4. Increased skin-to-skin contact between you and your baby has extra benefits for your baby and you which are not seen with traditional cuddle holds</li></ul>2<br />
  5. 5. What is Kangaroo Care?<br />Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Hold <br />Traditional Hold<br />3<br />
  6. 6. Why do Kangaroo Care?<br />Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Hold <br />Levine NICU Graduate<br />Kangaroo care has many benefits which include benefits for the baby as well as benefits for the parents.<br />There are even more benefits for the mother who is providing her milk to her baby.<br />4<br />
  7. 7. Kangaroo Care- Benefits for Baby<br />Decrease length of stay<br />Baby’s breathing is easier<br />Baby’ s has a more quiet and restful sleep<br />Baby has improved brain development<br />5<br />
  8. 8. Kangaroo Care-Benefits<br />3 hours of Kangaroo Care<br />2 Days in the isolette<br />6<br />
  9. 9. Kangaroo Care- Benefits for Parents<br />Feel closer to their babies<br />Feel more satisfied as a new parent<br />Feel more confident in their ability to care for their baby<br />7<br />
  10. 10. Kangaroo Care- Benefits for Parents<br />Parents are more relaxed<br />Parents have less anxiety<br />8<br />
  11. 11. Kangaroo Care- Benefits for Mother’s Milk<br />Increases mother’s milk production<br />Improves success of breastfeeding<br />Mother experiences less engorgement<br />Mother returns to pre-pregnancy size sooner<br />9<br />
  12. 12. Daddy Kangaroo Care<br />Bobby and Gabriel during their first kangaroo care session. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1CyW0W9sj4<br />10<br />
  13. 13. Kangaroo Care- Long Term Benefits<br />Fewer infections<br />Less fussiness and crying<br />Smiles more often at 3 months<br />Ahead of peers<br />Social skills<br />Language skills<br />Physical skills<br />11<br />
  14. 14. Kangaroo Care- Long Term Benefits<br /><ul><li>Earlier toilet training
  15. 15. Less frequent bed wetting
  16. 16. Smiles more while playing with mothers and other children
  17. 17. Mothers are more instructional and encouraging
  18. 18. Earlier stubbornness</li></ul>12<br />
  19. 19. Still Face Testing<br />Infants who receive Kangaroo Care<br /><ul><li>Grimace between 40-43 weeks adjusted age. Previously not seen until 3 months
  20. 20. Verbalize to get mother’s attention at 3 months, generally not seen until 7 months</li></ul>Copyright © 2007 ZERO TO THREE http://www.zerotothree.org<br />13<br />
  21. 21. Why not just hold baby, isn’t just the same?<br />Kangaroo (Skin-to-Skin) Hold <br />Traditional Hold<br />14<br />
  22. 22. Traditional Hold<br />In comparison studies with Traditional Hold versus Kangaroo Care found:<br /><ul><li>No reduction in mother’s stress
  23. 23. Significant differences in pain response</li></ul>15<br />
  24. 24. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Wear a shirt or top with an opening to the front<br />Infant dressed in diaper only<br />Place baby so arms and legs are flexed<br />This maximizes the skin contact area<br />16<br />
  25. 25. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />The baby’s head should be extended so he can breath well<br />You may want to bring a mirror so you can view your baby during care<br />Plan to spend at least 30 minutes to two hours giving care<br />17<br />
  26. 26. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />There are specialized garments that can assist in proper kangaroo care<br />18<br />
  27. 27. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />There are specialized garments that can assist in proper kangaroo care<br />19<br />
  28. 28. How often Can I do Kangaroo Care?<br />Plan times for Kangaroo care with your baby’s nurse<br />A minimum of 1 hour recommended—2 hours is ideal<br />20<br />
  29. 29. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Plan to pump following kangaroo care, because skin-to-skin care can increase your milk supply<br />21<br />
  30. 30. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />22<br />
  31. 31. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Right<br />23<br />
  32. 32. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />24<br />
  33. 33. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Wrong<br />25<br />
  34. 34. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />26<br />
  35. 35. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Right<br />27<br />
  36. 36. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />28<br />
  37. 37. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Right<br />29<br />
  38. 38. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />30<br />
  39. 39. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Right<br />31<br />
  40. 40. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />32<br />
  41. 41. How is Kangaroo Care Done?<br />Maybe?<br />33<br />
  42. 42. Enjoy Kangaroo Care<br />34<br />

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