When to initiate Kangaroo Care?
A controversy about Kangaroo Care is how soon to start, and who is eligible, especially those in intensive care units.
According to the Rey & Martinez model that is described in the WHO guidelines, the infant should be stable to "tolerate skin-to-skin contact".  However, every hospital has a different definition of "stability". Some consider unstable a baby that is intubated. Some hospitals have a policy of separating the babies from their mothers until they achieve a certain gestational age, certain days after birth, or a specific weight. Others take the time to systematically implement kangaroo care mitigating the risks to the point that they consider a baby in oscillator to be stable for kangaroo care.
From a biological and neuroscience perspective, others argue that it is separation from mother that causes the instability.,,
Dr. Bergman suggests that instead of asking "how is the baby tolerating kangaroo care?" we should ask, "how is the baby tolerating not being in kangaroo care?"
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