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Kangaroo-Mother Care Method MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Kangaroo-Mother Care Method
Tree Number(s)
E02.760.670.500
N02.421.088.120.140
N02.421.585.700.500
Unique ID
D060127
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D060127
Annotation
humans only; check the tags HUMAN and INFANT or INFANT, NEWBORN
Scope Note
A method of continuously holding a partially wrapped baby to the chest, involving skin-to-skin contact. Originally it was a method of caring for LOW-BIRTH-WEIGHT INFANT in developing countries and is now more widespread in developed nations. Aside from encouraging breast feeding, the extra sleep that the infant gets assists in regulating body temperature, helps the baby conserve energy, and redirects calorie expenditures toward growth and weight gain.
Entry Term(s)
Kangaroo Mother Care
Kangaroo-Mother Care
Public MeSH Note
2012; see INFANT CARE 2004-2011
History Note
2012; use INFANT CARE 2004-2011
Date Established
2012/01/01
Date of Entry
2011/06/24
Revision Date
2015/06/29
Kangaroo-Mother Care Method Preferred
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