Small actions, big impact: Immediate skin-to-skin care for every baby everywhere

The World Health Organization strongly recommends skin-to-skin care and kangaroo mother care as part of preterm infant support. However, in a lot of countries, skin-to-skin care is not properly implemented. Silke Mader, the co-founder and chairwoman of the European Foundation for the Care of Newborn Infants (EFCNI) in Germany, elaborates on this idea, discussing its significance, the need for immediate implementation, and the essential role of parents in providing round-the-clock care for a more effective and comprehensive development of preterm infants.

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