Prolong skin contact between mother and baby(Kangaroo care)can lower the risk of sepsis and boost the survival in preterm newborns according to a recent finding
New borns that were given a combination of kangaroo care and standard medical care showed a 36% lower death rate than new born given only standard care.
78% lower risk of hypothermia,
88% lower risk of dangerously low blood sugar.
They also showed half the risk of developing sepsis,
The study reveals that tiny newborns may have better survival odds given prolonged skin-to-skin contact with their mother, whilst they’re in the hospital. Using this method other wise known as kangaroo care, mothers hold their newborn against the chest with a blanket over the baby, allowing skin-to-skin contact.
Sources:journal Pediatrics, Health Day, Webmd