The parents in neonatal intensive care units and the kangaroo-mother method

  • U. de Vonderweid
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


As early as 1907, Pierre Budin, the father of neonatology, noted in his book “The Nursling” that some mothers may find it very difficult to cope with the experience of having a low-birth-weight newborn and that encouraging mothers to participate in the care of their offspring and to breastfeed could help them to overcome the crisis and establish a healthier relationship with the infant.


Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Kangaroo Mother Care Psychological Wound Incubator Care 
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