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Benefits of Kangaroo Care

Apr 5, 2020

Kangaroo Care

If you are planning to do Kangaroo Care, or skin-to-skin contact, after birth, talk about this with your health care team prior to the birth.  Skin to skin contact offers a variety of benefits including:

  • Encourages bonding.
  • Decreases your stress and helps your baby better transition.
  • Helps regular baby's body temperature and keeps them warm.
  • Stabilizes baby's blood sugar and heart rate.
  • Promotes breastfeeding.
  • Supports your baby's brain development.
  • Helps your baby cry less and sleep more.
  • Helps prevent baby’s blood sugar from dropping too low.
  • Stabilizes a premature baby’s heart rate and breathing.
  • Helps premature baby’s gain weight better.
  • Helps reduce pain if baby has to have bloodwork or other tests.
  • Encourages milk production in breastfeeding mama’s.
  • Helps non-latching babies or those with a range of breastfeeding problems breastfeed more effectively.

Want to find a Doula?

If you are in the Cincinnati or Dayton, Ohio area – look no further.  Tamara Kankowski is a certified birth and postpartum doula as well as a childbirth educator.   Tamara provides support to families everyday across the region. Tamara has an affordable birth doula package that includes personalized support during your pregnancy, labor and delivery that continues through your first eight weeks postpartum.  Contact Tamara today to set up a free consultation!

If you are outside the area, is a great resource to find doulas in your area or go online and see if there are Meet the Doula events near you!

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