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