publication . Article . 2014

OBSERVATION ON INCREAS E IN WEIGHT OF LOW BIRTH WEIGHT (LBW) BABIES BY IMPLEMENTING KANGAROO MOTHER CARE (KMC) TECHNIQUE

Purnendu Kumar Singh; Kumar Amritanshu; Bijoy Mukherjee;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2014 Journal: Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare, volume 1, pages 2,162-2,165 (issn: 2349-2562, eissn: 2349-2570, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Level Up Business Center
Abstract
Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a practical technique for nursing of low birth weight babies by direct skin to contact with the mother. This study was undertaken to observe and record the effect of KMC with focus on increase in weight of at term low birth weight (LBW) babies weighing less than 2000 grams. The study was conducted over thirty six month’s period from July 2011 to June 2014. The method of care consisted of skin to skin contact between the mother and the infant along with exclusive breast milk. Upon implementation of KMC babies under observation showed satisfactory gain in weight of average 25grams per day and an average hospital stay of 10 days. KMC a...
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