A word on COVID-19
In a world turned-upside down by an invisible contagion, infants remain everyone’s number one priority. The WHO has stated that skin-to-skin contact provided by KMC and Babymoon Care’s solutions are crucial to enhance the health-care outcomes of infants – and their mothers. Especially during the current crisis. Parents are having to work harder to nurture their children and assure their health and safety. We are here to help – in spite of the destructive effects of the contagion and the political circus that sometimes surrounds it.
IS IT SAFE TO PLACE THE NEWBORN SKIN-TO-SKIN?
Immediate and continued skin-to-skin care, including kangaroo mother care, improves the temperature control of newborns and is associated with improved survival among newborn babies. Placing the newborn close to the mother also enables early initiation of breastfeeding which also reduces mortality.The numerous benefits of skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding substantially outweigh the potential risks of transmission and illness associated with COVID-19.