Traditionally we have thought that babies had only 5 senses and that they only started learning after birth. Research is beginning to show that babies use many senses to gather information, even before birth.
The first contact a newborn baby has is usually with the midwife or obstetrician, as she catches the baby and ‘hands” the newborn to the mother or places the baby on her abdomen or chest.
Kangaroo Mother Care is the skin to skin attachment of the baby to the mother’s chest after birth to optimize the baby’s physiological growth and safety after birth
Kangaroo Mother Care was initiated in Bogota, Colombia after a dying newborn premature baby was handed to her mother as a last resort. The mother placed the baby skin to skin on her chest to say her last goodbyes and the little one thrived and survived. Doctors observed the
Kangaroo Mother care is highly beneficial for mother and Baby inthe postnatal period from birth onwards.