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Increasing Rates of Kangaroo Care for Everyone

At Stanford Children’s Health, a team of neonatologists are tackling health equity—making sure every patient has the same opportunity to be healthy—especially when it comes to kangaroo care (holding your baby with your skin touching).

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The Power of Touch

For babies, the nine months of pregnancy may feel like one long, loving embrace. It’s not surprising, then, that studies support the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for mothers and babies from the moment of birth, throughout infancy and beyond.