MONDAY, May 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) – Skin-to-skin contact between parents and babies – commonly known as "kangaroo care" – brings great benefits to the hearts and brains of guys feud, Australian researchers said.
They assessed 40 babies born prematurely about 10 weeks with an average weight of 2.9 pounds. The normal birth weight is 6.6 pounds.
One hour a day taking care of kangaroos has significantly improved blood flow to the newborn's brain and heart, compared to when they were in an incubator, the study found.
Improving blood supply is important because it carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain and other organs and promotes neurodevelopment, according to researchers at Monash University in Melbourne.
They said their research, recently published in Pediatric journal, provides scientific evidence for the benefits of kangaroo care for infants.
Arvind Sehgal, head of neonatal cardiology research at Monash Children Hospital, said: "This is a low-cost, easy-to-apply intervention for infants in neonatal units around the world and helps the most vulnerable people we take care of ".
Although skin-to-skin contact is a common practice worldwide, concerns that may prevent its use include fear of cold or unstable infants and possibly intolerance. this treatment.
But babies in this study maintained their temperature an hour after skin-to-skin contact (SSC), according to …