PostHeaderIcon Kangaroo Method For The Premature

Kangaroo method able to meet the basic needs of low birth weight infants by providing situations and conditions that are similar to the mother’s womb, thus giving the opportunity to be able to adapt better to the outside world.

Benefits kangaroo method:

– Improve maternal emotional relationships – a child.
– Stabilizing the body temperature, heart rate, breathing and baby.
– Increase the growth and infant weight better.
– Reduce stress in the mother and baby.
– Reduce the time crying in infants.
– Improve maternal and infant emotional state.
– Increasing production action.
– Reduces risk of infection during hospitalization.
– Shorten period of hospitalization.

Criteria that need to be hospitalized infant kangaroo method:

– Infants with weight = 2000 g.
– No abnormalities or diseases that accompany.
– Reflexes and coordination of sucking and swallowing properly.
– Growth in the incubator for good.
– Preparedness and participation of parents, very supportive in the success.

How to make kangaroo method:

– Give baby clothes, hats, diapers and socks that have been warmed in advance
– Put the baby in the mother’s chest, in an upright position directly to the skin of the mother and make sure the baby’s head is fixed on the mother’s chest. Position the baby with the elbow and legs bent, head and chest located in the mother’s chest with her head slightly up.
– Wearing clothes with sizes larger than the mother’s body, placed between the infant and maternal breast, cupped clothes, then the mother wearing a scarf wrapped around mother’s stomach so the baby does not fall.

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