Kangaroo Mother Care KMC entails infants and mothers having constant skin-to-skin contact. KMC is done in the hospital after delivery to preterm infants or after early discharge. Mothers or caregivers are sensitized on proper positioning breastfeeding hygiene and preventive measures to protect infants from infections. Proper follow-up is critical to ensure effective results are achieved. The use of KMC was endorsed by the World Health Organization WHO as routine care for preterm infants with a birth weight of 2000 grams especially the clinically stable infants. This recommendation was based on the available moderate-quality evidence that it works by providing warmth thermal care and increasing breastfeeding opportunities irrespective of setting birth weight or gestational age. Also KMC has been strongly acclaimed and used as a natural thermoregulator infection prevention and nutrition for preterm infants which are critical for physiological functions that are strongly affected by physical immaturity. Although this technique offers quality care to these babies its implementation is low. There is a need to determine the suitable methods to improve its implementation in Kenyas healthcare facilities.
Publication Date: 19.Apr.2023