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Recording and Resources: In Touch With Experts: LIVE - Dr. Agnes Linnér - KMC in the NICU with ongoing intensive care and started immediately after birth.

To celebrate Kangaroo Care Day (May 15), we hosted three international guest experts in May 2022.
Click on the name of our guest expert to watch their recording:
Livio Provenzi, Ph.D. (Italy)     Dr. Agnes Linnér (Sweden)     Dr. Dorothy Vittner (USA)
For information about the three sessions, click here

KMC in the NICU with ongoing intensive care
and started immediately after birth.

Dr. Agnes Linnér (Neonatologist and Ph.D. candidate from Sweden) 


Linkedin Profile Dr. Agnes Linner 

Stina Klemming


From Stina Klemming 2022.
Links for films and presentations on iKMC/iSSC, MNCC.

7,5 minutes filmed presentation on immediate Skin to Skin Contact for very preterm infants:

Presentation 54 min on Zero separation, immediate KMC and Mother-Newborn Couplet Care (MNCC):

2 minutes film on WHO’s studie iKMC-study May-21:


KMC training video for the iKMC study:


4,5 minutes film from Vietnam on immediate KMC:


For the extremely preterm infants these are our references:
62.                     Karlsson V, Heinemann AB, Sjors G, Nykvist KH, Agren J. Early skin-to-skin care in extremely preterm infants: thermal balance and care environment. J Pediatr. 2012; 161(3):422-6.
63.                     Casper C, Sarapuk I, Pavlyshyn H. Regular and prolonged skin-to-skin contact improves short-term outcomes for very preterm infants: A dose-dependent intervention. Arch Pediatr. 2018; 25(8):469-75.
64.                     Clarke P, Allen E, Atuona S, Cawley P. Delivery room cuddles for extremely preterm babies and parents: concept, practice, safety, parental feedback. Acta Paediatr. 2021; 110(5):1439-49.
65.                     Welfare. Care of extremely premature babies. A guide to the care of children born before 28 full weeks of pregnancy in 2014 [Available from:
66.                     Kimkool P, Huang S, Gibbs D, Banerjee J, Deierl A. Cuddling very and extremely preterm babies in the delivery room is a positive and normal experience for mothers after the birth. Acta Paediatr. 2022; 111(5):952-60.
67.                     Mehler K, Hucklenbruch-Rother E, Trautmann-Villalba P, Becker I, Roth B, Kribs A. Delivery room skin-to-skin contact for preterm infants-A randomized clinical trial. Acta Paediatr. 2020; 109(3):518-26.



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ABOUT KANGAROO CARE DAY: The International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day is an initiative founded by Yamile Jackson, Ph.D., PE, PMP on behalf of her son, Zachary, to improve the care of families through nurturing touch, kangaroo care, mental health, trauma-informed care, and education.  It is now celebrated in hospitals globally on May 15th since 2011. Visit


She also founded Nurtured by Design and engineered The Zaky®

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