Parent holding the baby skin to skin. During kangaroo care, the baby is placed on the parent’s chest, dressed in a diaper and sometimes a cap. The baby’s head is turned to the side so that the baby’s ear is against the parent’s heart. Vent tubing and wires are taped to the parent’s clothing or gown. In this position the baby is able to find comfort in the parent’s heartbeat and feel the parent’s warmth. This procedure is limited to babies whose condition is not critical and facilitates bonding between mother and child.
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