Truth Frequency Radio
Nov 16, 2013

kangaroo-care-preemies-premature-infants-babies-NICU-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationBy Caroline Parkinson Health editor, BBC News website

Mothers carrying babies skin-to-skin could significantly cut global death and disability rates from premature birth, a leading expert has said.

Prof Joy Lawn says “kangaroo care”, not expensive intensive care, is the key.

The 15 million babies every year born at or before 37 weeks gestation account for about 10% of the global burden of disease, and one million of them die.

Of those who survive, just under 3% have moderate or severe impairments and 4.4% have mild impairments.

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