Skin-to-skin kangaroo care for your hospitalized baby

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Kangaroo care is skin-to-skin touch between a parent and their baby. Read about the various ways you can provide kangaroo care and the many benefits of skin-to-skin contact with your baby.

Key points

  • Parents should have skin-to-skin contact with their baby as often and for as long as possible.
  • Having skin-to-skin contact with your baby provides many health benefits for both you and your baby.
  • Ask your health-care team when you can hold your baby skin-to-skin.
Last updated: September 2nd 2020