Kangaroo care for your hospitalized babyKKangaroo care for your hospitalized babyKangaroo care for your hospitalized babyEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-07-30T04:00:00ZLaura McLean, RN, IBCLC; Caroline Currie, RN; Glynnis Dubois, RN; Jaclyn Erasmi, RN; Samantha Sullivan, RN8.4000000000000065.4000000000000694.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Kangaroo care is skin-to-skin touch between a parent and baby. Read about the various ways you can provide kangaroo care and the many benefits of skin-to-skin contact with your baby.</p><h2>What is kangaroo care?</h2><p>Having skin-to-skin contact with your baby, also known as kangaroo care, provides many health benefits for both you and your baby. During kangaroo care, your baby will wear only a diaper, and they will be placed on your bare chest. Any parent can provide kangaroo care. If your baby’s health condition prevents you from holding them against your chest, there are modified forms of kangaroo care that you can do.</p><div class="asset-3-up"> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_01.png" alt="An infant with a breathing mask receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_03.png" alt="An infant with a breathing tube receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_02.png" alt="An infant receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <br></div><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Parents should have skin-to-skin contact with their baby as often and for as long as possible.</li><li>Having skin-to-skin contact with your baby provides many health benefits for both you and your baby.</li><li>Ask your health-care team when you can hold your baby skin-to-skin.</li></ul><h2>How to provide kangaroo care</h2><p>Before you begin kangaroo care with your baby, it is important you are prepared and your baby is ready. This will enable you to be skin-to-skin with your baby for as long as possible without any interruptions. Each session of kangaroo care should last for a minimum of 30 minutes but can last for several hours.</p><p>Supplies you may need for kangaroo care include a comfortable chair, a pillow and a blanket, and a wrap or clothes to wrap yourself and your baby in. If you need help gathering these supplies, your nurse will be able to help you.</p><p>You and your baby’s nurse can help to prepare your baby for kangaroo care by providing any other necessary care to them beforehand, such as changing their diaper.</p><p>Before beginning kangaroo care, you should use the washroom, eat and drink, and wash your hands. Make sure you are wearing a top that opens in the front, or a nurse can provide you with a gown so that there is as much skin-to-skin contact between you and your baby as possible. If you are expressing breast milk, it is ideal to pump before and right after kangaroo care.</p><p>Once you are seated comfortably, your nurse will help transfer your baby to you and teach you the best way to position and hold them. You may also be taught how to pick up your baby by yourself and transition to a seated position. During kangaroo care, your baby will be wearing only a diaper and, sometimes, a hat. They will be placed in an upright position on your bare chest (you may wear a bra if that is more comfortable for you). Use a blanket, wrap or clothes to keep you and your baby warm.</p><h2>Resources</h2><p>To watch a video on how to perform kangaroo care, please visit:<br> <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/videos/index.html">http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/videos/index.html</a>.</p><p>For further resources on kangaroo care and breastfeeding, please visit:<br> <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/index.html">www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/index.html</a>.<br></p>
La méthode kangourou pour votre bébé hospitaliséLLa méthode kangourou pour votre bébé hospitaliséKangaroo care for your hospitalized babyFrenchDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-07-30T04:00:00ZLaura McLean, RN, IBCLC; Caroline Currie, RN; Glynnis Dubois, RN; Jaclyn Erasmi, RN; Samantha Sullivan, RNHealth (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>La méthode kangourou est un contact peau à peau entre un parent et son bébé. Informez-vous sur les différentes manières de fournir la méthode kangourou et sur les nombreux avantages du contact peau à peau avec votre bébé.</p><h2>Qu'est-ce que la méthode kangourou?</h2><p>Le contact peau à peau avec votre bébé, également appelé méthode kangourou, présente de nombreux avantages pour la santé, tant pour vous que pour votre bébé. Votre bébé ne portera qu’une couche et sera placé sur votre poitrine nue pendant les séances kangourou. Tout parent peut offrir la méthode kangourou. Si l’état de santé de votre bébé vous empêche de le tenir contre votre poitrine, il existe des formes modifiées de méthode kangourou que vous pouvez effectuer.</p><div class="asset-3-up"> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_01.png" alt="An infant with a breathing mask receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_03.png" alt="An infant with a breathing tube receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_02.png" alt="An infant receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <br></div><h2>Points clés</h2><ul><li>Les parents devraient avoir un contact peau à peau avec leur bébé aussi souvent et aussi longtemps que possible.</li><li>Le contact peau à peau avec votre bébé présente de nombreux avantages pour la santé, tant pour vous que pour votre bébé.</li><li>Demandez à votre équipe soignante quand vous pouvez tenir votre bébé peau à peau.</li></ul><h2>Comment réaliser la méthode kangourou</h2><p>Avant de commencer la méthode kangourou avec votre bébé, il est important que vous soyez prêt et que votre bébé le soit aussi. Cela vous permettra de maintenir un contact peau à peau avec votre bébé le plus longtemps possible, sans interruption. Chaque séance kangourou doit durer au moins 30 minutes, mais peut également durer plusieurs heures.</p><p>Les accessoires dont vous pourriez avoir besoin pour la méthode kangourou comprennent une chaise confortable, un oreiller et une couverture, ainsi qu'un drap ou des vêtements pour vous envelopper, vous et votre bébé. Si vous avez besoin d'aide pour rassembler ces accessoires, votre infirmière sera en mesure de vous aider.</p><p>Vous et l’infirmière de votre bébé pouvez aider à préparer votre bébé à la méthode kangourou en lui fournissant au préalable les autres soins nécessaires, tels que le changement de sa couche.</p><p>Avant de commencer la séance kangourou, vous devez aller à la toilette, manger et boire et vous laver les mains. Assurez-vous que vous portez un haut qui s'ouvre à l'avant, sinon une infirmière peut vous fournir une blouse pour qu'il y ait le plus de contact peau à peau possible entre vous et votre bébé. Si vous sentez une montée de lait, il est idéal de le pomper avant et juste après la séance kangourou.</p><p>Une fois que vous serez assis confortablement, votre infirmière vous aidera à transférer votre bébé et vous enseignera la meilleure façon de le positionner et de le tenir. On vous apprendra peut-être également à aller chercher votre bébé par vous-même et à passer en position assise. Votre bébé ne portera qu’une couche et parfois un chapeau pendant les séances kangourou. Il sera posé à la verticale sur votre poitrine nue (vous pouvez porter un soutien-gorge si vous préférez). Servez-vous d’une couverture, d’une écharpe ou de vêtements pour vous garder au chaud, votre bébé et vous-même.</p><h2>Resources<br></h2><p>Pour regarder une vidéo sur la méthode kangourou, veuillez visiter :<br> <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/videos/index.html">http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/videos/index.html</a>.</p><p>Pour plus d'informations sur la méthode kangourou et l'allaitement, veuillez visiter :<br> <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/index.html">www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/index.html</a>.</p>

 

 

 

 

Kangaroo care for your hospitalized baby3823.00000000000Kangaroo care for your hospitalized babyKangaroo care for your hospitalized babyKEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days)NANAProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2019-07-30T04:00:00ZLaura McLean, RN, IBCLC; Caroline Currie, RN; Glynnis Dubois, RN; Jaclyn Erasmi, RN; Samantha Sullivan, RN8.4000000000000065.4000000000000694.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Kangaroo care is skin-to-skin touch between a parent and baby. Read about the various ways you can provide kangaroo care and the many benefits of skin-to-skin contact with your baby.</p><h2>What is kangaroo care?</h2><p>Having skin-to-skin contact with your baby, also known as kangaroo care, provides many health benefits for both you and your baby. During kangaroo care, your baby will wear only a diaper, and they will be placed on your bare chest. Any parent can provide kangaroo care. If your baby’s health condition prevents you from holding them against your chest, there are modified forms of kangaroo care that you can do.</p><div class="asset-3-up"> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_01.png" alt="An infant with a breathing mask receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_03.png" alt="An infant with a breathing tube receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure><figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_02.png" alt="An infant receiving kangaroo care" /> </figure> <br></div><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Parents should have skin-to-skin contact with their baby as often and for as long as possible.</li><li>Having skin-to-skin contact with your baby provides many health benefits for both you and your baby.</li><li>Ask your health-care team when you can hold your baby skin-to-skin.</li></ul><h2>How to provide kangaroo care</h2><p>Before you begin kangaroo care with your baby, it is important you are prepared and your baby is ready. This will enable you to be skin-to-skin with your baby for as long as possible without any interruptions. Each session of kangaroo care should last for a minimum of 30 minutes but can last for several hours.</p><p>Supplies you may need for kangaroo care include a comfortable chair, a pillow and a blanket, and a wrap or clothes to wrap yourself and your baby in. If you need help gathering these supplies, your nurse will be able to help you.</p><p>You and your baby’s nurse can help to prepare your baby for kangaroo care by providing any other necessary care to them beforehand, such as changing their diaper.</p><p>Before beginning kangaroo care, you should use the washroom, eat and drink, and wash your hands. Make sure you are wearing a top that opens in the front, or a nurse can provide you with a gown so that there is as much skin-to-skin contact between you and your baby as possible. If you are expressing breast milk, it is ideal to pump before and right after kangaroo care.</p><p>Once you are seated comfortably, your nurse will help transfer your baby to you and teach you the best way to position and hold them. You may also be taught how to pick up your baby by yourself and transition to a seated position. During kangaroo care, your baby will be wearing only a diaper and, sometimes, a hat. They will be placed in an upright position on your bare chest (you may wear a bra if that is more comfortable for you). Use a blanket, wrap or clothes to keep you and your baby warm.</p><h2>Modified kangaroo care</h2><p>If your baby’s health condition does not allow you to hold them on your chest, there are other ways you can have skin-to-skin contact with them. These include:</p><ul><li>finger holding<br></li><li>hand hugging</li><li>encircling</li></ul><div class="akh-series"><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Finger holding</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_FingerHolding.png" alt="An infant holding its parent's index finger" /></figure> <p>The parent places one finger in their baby’s hand for them to grasp.</p></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Hand hugging</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_HandHug_cupping.png" alt="An infant whose feet and head are being cupped by a woman" /> </figure> <p>The parent places both hands on their baby, with one hand cupping the feet and the other hand cupping the head.</p></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_HandHug_resting.jpg" alt="A woman gently resting her hands on an infant's middle" /></figure> <p>The parent rests both hands gently on their baby’s torso.</p></div></div><div class="row"><div class="col-md-12"> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Encircling or nesting</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_Nesting.png" alt="A woman with her arms encircling her baby's body" /></figure> <p>The parent wraps both of their arms around their baby’s body in the crib.</p></div></div></div><h2>The power of touch</h2><p>Kangaroo care offers many benefits for parents and babies.</p><p>For parents, kangaroo care can:</p><ul><li>decrease their stress</li><li>increase bonding with their baby</li><li>increase confidence in caring for their baby</li><li>help parents feel they are part of the health-care team</li><li>decrease risk of postpartum depression</li></ul><p>Benefits specific to lactation include:</p><ul><li>increased milk supply </li><li>easier transition to breastfeeding</li></ul><p>Benefits for your baby include:</p><ul><li>helping to regulate their breathing, heart rate and temperature</li><li>preparing your baby for breastfeeding</li><li>decreasing pain during painful procedures</li><li>helping with sleep and brain development </li><li>decreasing stress and crying</li></ul><h2>Resources</h2><p>To watch a video on how to perform kangaroo care, please visit:<br> <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/videos/index.html">http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/videos/index.html</a>.</p><p>For further resources on kangaroo care and breastfeeding, please visit:<br> <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/index.html">www.sickkids.ca/breastfeeding-program/index.html</a>.<br></p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/KangarooCare_SkinToSkin_02.pngKangaroo care for your hospitalized babyFalseKangaroo care Kangaroo care is skin-to-skin touch between a parent and baby. 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