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a method of caring for a premature baby in which the baby is periodically held against a parent’s bare chest.

a type of care for a premature infant in which skin-to-skin contact is maintained, esp. with the mother, for much of the day

Kangaroo care seems to help premature babies by somewhat mimicking being in the womb.
Usage Note

kangaroo v


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