Welcome to the Official Website of the 2023 International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day (May 15)

"In Touch With Experts: LIVE" Educational Series

Second Annual Brazilian Kangaroo Care Day (May 15) Kick-off meeting

Second Annual Brazilian Kangaroo Care Day (May 15) Kick-off meeting

We invite the twenty-seven states' Kangaroo Care Coordinators in Brazil to the second annual Department of Health's Kangaroo Care Day (15) kick-off...
Thursday, March 23, at 11 AM CST - Kick-off meeting for the Kangaroo Care Day and the 2023 Global Kangaroo-thon.

Thursday, March 23, at 11 AM CST - Kick-off meeting for the Kangaroo Care Day and the 2023 Global Kangaroo-thon.

REGISTER HERE Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 11am CST Check your local time here On March 23 is the Kick-off meeting for the Kangaroo Care Day ...
In Touch with Experts: LIVE is hosting three sessions in May, 2022

In Touch with Experts: LIVE is hosting three sessions in May, 2022

“In Touch With Experts, LIVE" is a Q&A session with our guest expert via zoom.  It is an initiative by Kangaroo Care Day (May 15) that bring...
"In touch with experts: LIVE" with our guest Dawn Miller-Hanna on Preparing for 2022 Kangaroo Care Awareness Day and Kangaroo-a-thons

"In touch with experts: LIVE" with our guest Dawn Miller-Hanna on Preparing for 2022 Kangaroo Care Awareness Day and Kangaroo-a-thons

“In Touch With Experts, LIVE" is a Q&A session via zoom with our guest expert.  It is an initiative by Kangaroo Care Day that brings evidence...
In Touch with Experts: LIVE presents "Finding your strength as a NICU parent" with our guest Keira Sorrells

In Touch with Experts: LIVE presents "Finding your strength as a NICU parent" with our guest Keira Sorrells

“In Touch With Experts, LIVE" is a Q&A initiative by Kangaroo Care Day that brings evidence-based topics in plain English to families of hospi...
In Touch with Experts: LIVE presents "Where is the Love? Getting to the Heart of Trauma Informed Care" with Mary Coughlin

In Touch with Experts: LIVE presents "Where is the Love? Getting to the Heart of Trauma Informed Care" with Mary Coughlin

“In Touch With Experts, LIVE" is an Q&A initiative by Kangaroo Care Day that brings evidence-based topics in plain English to parents of hospi...
"In Touch With Experts, LIVE" presents "Is Parent-Baby PLAY Possible in the NICU?" with Dr. Jacqueline M. McGrath

"In Touch With Experts, LIVE" presents "Is Parent-Baby PLAY Possible in the NICU?" with Dr. Jacqueline M. McGrath

“In Touch With Experts, LIVE" is an initiative by Kangaroo Care Day and brings evidence-based topics in plain English to parents and clinicians.

Parents know and interact with their babies through play.  The NICU may seem difficult, but can it still be done?  Dr. McGrath talks about infant cues and describe PLAY in the NICU, what is “gentle touch,” when it is appropriate to give a massage, what to look for, plus she will answer questions from the participants. 
PLAY can begin soon after birth, as long as parents learn to provide it with attention to the baby’s cues. What happens during PLAY changes over time as the baby matures and grows and can enjoy the interaction.
In touch with experts educational series: "Sleeping safely from the hospital to home" with Alice Obuobi, MD, MBA, FAAP

In touch with experts educational series: "Sleeping safely from the hospital to home" with Alice Obuobi, MD, MBA, FAAP

To celebrate World Prematurity Day, we are excited to invite parents and clinicians to this free live Q&A session with a renowned neonatologis...

“Immediate Kangaroo Mother Care and Survival of Infants with Low Birth Weight” WHO Immediate KMC Study Group*

2 min video (Re-posted from NIDCAP)  In New England Journal of Medicine today, May 26, 2021  is the publication of an RCT of 3200 newborns that s...

Immediate Skin-to-skin contact directly after birth also for very preterm infants

NIDCAP Karolinska Neonatal Care and Infant and Family-Centered Developmental Care (IFCDC). Zero separation through Neonatal Couplet Care wh...
Educational Series:  LIVE Q&A with experts - Susan Ludington (recordings available)

Educational Series: LIVE Q&A with experts - Susan Ludington (recordings available)

About The SessionWe hear that parents and babies benefit tremendously from Kangaroo Care, but do we know how much, really? what is the evidence? w...
Kangaroo Care, Skin to Skin Contact, and Breastfeeding during COVID-19.  2020 Educational Series

Kangaroo Care, Skin to Skin Contact, and Breastfeeding during COVID-19. 2020 Educational Series

The 2020 Kangaroo Care Day's Educational Series presents Dr. Sevil Hakimi, RM. PhD., an Assoc Professor at the Tabriz University of Medical Science. She talks about Kangaroo Mother Care and Breast Feeding During COVID-19 including the recommendations from the World Health Organization.