THE KANGAROO FOUNDATION OF BOGOTA

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“This Colombian baby of about 1 kg (2 lbs) is being placed by its mother skin-to-skin on the torso of a friend who has come for a visit. Thanks to Kangaroo mother care, this mother is confident and has taken her baby home to a warm, welcoming atmosphere. A tube linked to a bottle of oxygen makes it possible for the baby to live under the watchful eye of its mother.”

Why carry a baby skin-to-skin?
Since the beginning, humans have always carried their young because babies cannot get around on their own.

Current research confirms the wisdom of this age-old practice by demonstrating how the proximity between the baby and its parents benefits the baby’s state of health and the parent-child relationship.
 
The Fundacion Canguro has played a key role in developing knowledge about this method. The foundation promotes the Kangaroo mother care (KMC) method, invented in Bogota, Colombia, to care for low birthweight babies. The Kangaroo mother care method consists of extensive skin-to-skin contact (24H/24), as well as an accompaniment for breastfeeding and for parents to take their place caring for their baby.

Thanks to this method of putting humans first in giving care, the mortality rate of underweight newborns, as well as the incidence of iatrogenic illnesses and hypothermia, has gone down. Furthermore, the length of stay in hospital has decreased, and severe infections occur less frequently. And certain growth parameters, as well as breastfeeding and the mother-child bond, have improved (Kangaroo mother care to reduce morbidity and mortality in low birthweight infants (review), 2011, The Cochrane Collaboration).

Trois Plumes aims to offer the opportunity for all babies and parents to experience skin-to-skin contact by creating a ready-to-use nest of linen and cotton: kangaroo garments.

The Trois Plumes kangaroo shirt for men will be available soon…

Trois Plumes kangaroo garments make skin-to-skin contact easy and foster a peaceful relationship with your baby.