Saving Babies’ Lives by Carrying Them Like Kangaroos

In a positive affirmation of the importance of human touch, The Atlantic has presented examples of babies’ needs to be held, touched and have skin-to-skin contact, even when they are born premature. One of the latest techniques for providing this contact is called “Kangaroo Mother Care,” which encourages parents to be human incubators for their babies. The technique calls for 24-hour, direct skin-to-skin contact. It also includes a no-bathing rule for the baby. Remarkably...

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