The Impact of Kangaroo Care on Premature Infant Weight Gain

Evereklian, M. & Posmontier, B. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. Published online: 12 March  2017



  • Despite its known efficacy, kangaroo care is not practiced in all US hospitals.
  • Without adequate weight gain, preterm infants can experience longer hospital stays.
  • Improved weight gain can reduce hospital readmissions and developmental issues.
  • Kangaroo care is a low-cost modality that can increase preterm infant weight gain.

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