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Díaz-Rosello, José Luis and Martín Bellman (1984), Evaluation of the Ambulatory Care of Prema-tures after Early Discharge from the Hospital and a New Method for the Rational Treatment of Prematures known as “Mother Kangaroo”. Preliminary Report of a Joint CLAP-PAHO/ WHO Consultation, Doc. Int. CLAP 48-84, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Rey Sanabria, Edgar y Héctor Martínez Gómez (1983), Manejo Racional del Niño Prematuro. 1 Curso de Medicina Fetal y Neonatal. Fundación Vivir, Bogotá, Colombia, pp. 137-151.

World Health Organization (1985a), Feeding the Low-Birth-Weight Infant. Review of recent Literature WHO/MCH/85.9, WHO, Geneva.

World Health Organization (1985b), Feeding the Low-Birth-Weight-Infant. WHO/MCH/85. lo. WHO, Geneva.

Anderson, Gene, Elizabeth A. Marks and Vivian Wahlberg (1986), Kangaroo Care for Preterm In-fants. American Journal of Nursing, 86: 807-809.

Whitelaw, Andrew and Katherine Sleath (1985), Myth of the Marsupial Mother: Home Care of Very Low Birth Weight Babies in Bogotá, Colombia. Lancet 1206-1208.

Lozano, Paula M., José Luis Díaz-Rosello and S.M. Tenzer (1985), Impaired Growth of Low Birth Weight Infants in an Early Discharge Programme. Documento no publicado. Centro Latino-americano de Perinatología (CLAP-PAHO/WHO), Montevideo, Uruguay.

World Health Organization (1986), Appropriate Technology for Thermal Control of the Newborn Baby. WHO/MCH/86.8. WHO, Geneva. Premies. Newsweek, May 16, 1989, p. 67.

UNICEF (1988a), Mother Kangaroo Programme. Ambulatory Treatment for Premature Babies. Promotional Pamphlet, UNICEF, Bogotá, Colombia.

Anderson, Gene C. (1989), Skin-to-Skin: Kangaroo Care in Western Europe. American Journal of Nursing, 89: 662-666.

Móller-Jensen, H. (1987), The Kangaroo Method Used in Practice at the Sóenderborg Hospital, Denmark, in Sygeplejersken 7:16-18).

Yaksic, Pedro, Jorge Domic, María C. Abela, and Eddy Jiménez (1986), Informe del Proyecto “Manejo Ambulatorio del Niño de Bajo Peso”. Documento no publicado. Fundación San Gabriel, La Paz, Bolivia.

Urquizo, Raúl, (1988), Método Madre Canguro. Documento no publicado. Instituto Nacional Ma-terno Infantil (INAMI) Hospital San Bartolomé, Lima, Perú.

Hospital Roosevelt y Hospital Gineco- Obstetra IGSS (1988), Manejo Integral del Recién Nacido de Bajo Peso con Enfasis en el Programa Madre Canguro. Documento no publicado. Gua-temala.

UNICEF Oficina Regional para America Latina, el Caribe (1988b), Madre Cangurouna luz de esperanza. Video (14 minute), Bogotá, Colombia.

De Leeuw R, et al, Physiologic effects of Kangaroo care in very small preterm infants. Biology of the Neonate, 1991, 59:149-155.

Syfrett EB, et al. Early and virtually continuos Kangaroo care for lower-risk preterm infants: effect on temperature, breast–feeding, supplementation and weight. In: Proceedings of the Biennial Conference of the Council of Nurse Researches. Washington, DC American Nurses Association, 1993.

Cattaneo A, et al, Recommendations for the implementation of kangaroo mother care for low birthweight infants. Acta Paediátrica, 1998, 87:440-445.

Ludington-Hoe SM, et al, Select physiologic measures and behavior during paternal skin contact with Colombian preterm infants. Journal of Developmental Physiologic, 1992, 18:223-232.

Ludington-Hoe, SM, and JK Swinth, Developmental aspects of kangaroo care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 1996, 25:691-703.

Affonso D, Wahlberg V, Persson B, Exploration of mother’s reactions to the kangaroo method of prematurity care. Neonatal Network, 1989, 7:43-51.

Acolet D, Sleath K, Whitelaw A, Oxygenation, heart rate and temperature in very low birth weight infants during skin-to-skin contact with their mothers. Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica, 1989, 78:189-193.

For more information, and to establish permanent collaborations, you may contact Doctor Héctor Martinez Gómez, M.D. – Mother Kangaroo Method. Adjunct professor Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

Address:Calle 145 No. 12-61 (603), Bogotá, Colombia
Telephone: (+[57] - 1) 615 13 15 - 211 24 19 - 248 88 45
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