CONDE-AGUDELO, A, BELIZÁN, J. M.; DIAZ-ROSSELLO, J. Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 8.
Conventional neonatal care of LBW infants (< 2500 g) is expensive and requires both highly skilled personnel and permanent logistical support. KMC has been proposed as an alternative to conventional neonatal care of LBW infants. The major component of KMC is skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn. The other two components of KMC are frequent and exclusive or nearly exclusive breastfeeding and attempted early discharge from hospital.