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The mother kangaroo method

“Mother kangaroo” is an innovative method for the treatment and outpatient care of premature and low birthweight children. Warmth, lactation and the kangaroo position are the basic foundations of the method. But more than anything, it is the loving and close relationship established between mother and child that allows the little ones to survive. The important and ongoing stimulus, affectionate as much as physical, improves and guarantees the respiratory and cardiac rhythms. The mother’s voice, her cooing, the surrounding family, all serve as enriching triggers from the neurological and cognitive perspectives. It is the mother, and not the doctors or the hospital, who is in charge and responsible for the care of her baby.

By Hector Martinez