Can I really do Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin) with my tiny premature baby?

Yes. If you are able to hold your baby, you can do skin-to-skin. Tiny babies on breathing machines, IVs, and heart monitors can often be held skin-to-skin. In fact, they often do better in this position: their heart rate, breathing and temperature are more stable. NICU staff using this type of progressive care will be able to help you hold your baby effectively. Just ask. See Kangaroo Mother Care for more information.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society