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[Kangaroo method in delivery room for full-term babies].
An Esp Pediatr. 1998 Jun; 48(6):631-3.AE

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Our objective was to determine the tolerance to kangaroo care in the delivery room.

PATIENTS AND METHODS

We have studied 651 normal full term newborn infants delivered in our hospital during an 8 month period. Immediately after birth, the newborn infants were dried and placed in skin-to-skin contact between their mother's breasts. They remained in kangaroo care in the delivery room, during transportation to the post-partum area and in their room as long as two hours. The kangaroo care duration, the infant's post-kangaroo care axillary temperature, the mother's and infant's attitudes and the type of newborn feeding were recorded.

RESULTS

Of the patients studied, 533 (82%) were put in skin-to-skin contact and the kangaroo care lasted 49 +/- 23 min (mean +/- SD). Eighty-percent of the mothers had decided previously to breastfeed their child. The post-kangaroo care axillary temperature was > or = 36 degrees C in 96% of the newborns and it was proportional to the kangaroo care duration (r = 0.31, p < 0.0001; IC 95%; beta = 0.0038-0.0068). During kangaroo care, most of the mothers looked at their child and were happy, although 21% felt tired. Almost all infants (98.5%) stayed awake. The newborn infants who spontaneously did the first breastfeeding during the skin-to-skin contact remained more time in kangaroo care (60 +/- 22 vs 36 +/- 17 minutes; p < 0.0001). If the infant remained more than 50 minutes in kangaroo care, he had nearly 8 times more probability of breastfeeding spontaneously (odds ratio = 7.73; IC 95%: OR = 4.02-15.1).

CONCLUSIONS

We recommend kangaroo care in the delivery room as a safe and well tolerated method for mothers and newborn infants which contributes to their well-being. In order to improve breastfeeding and the newborn's temperature, we recommend that the infant remains more than 50 minutes in kangaroo care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unidad Neonatal, Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital Universitari de Tarragona Joan XXIII.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

spa

PubMed ID

9662849

Citation

Gómez Papí, A, et al. "[Kangaroo Method in Delivery Room for Full-term Babies]." Anales Espanoles De Pediatria, vol. 48, no. 6, 1998, pp. 631-3.
Gómez Papí A, Baiges Nogués MT, Batiste Fernández MT, et al. [Kangaroo method in delivery room for full-term babies]. An Esp Pediatr. 1998;48(6):631-3.
Gómez Papí, A., Baiges Nogués, M. T., Batiste Fernández, M. T., Marca Gutiérrez, M. M., Nieto Jurado, A., & Closa Monasterolo, R. (1998). [Kangaroo method in delivery room for full-term babies]. Anales Espanoles De Pediatria, 48(6), 631-3.
Gómez Papí A, et al. [Kangaroo Method in Delivery Room for Full-term Babies]. An Esp Pediatr. 1998;48(6):631-3. PubMed PMID: 9662849.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Kangaroo method in delivery room for full-term babies]. AU - Gómez Papí,A, AU - Baiges Nogués,M T, AU - Batiste Fernández,M T, AU - Marca Gutiérrez,M M, AU - Nieto Jurado,A, AU - Closa Monasterolo,R, PY - 1998/7/15/pubmed PY - 1998/7/15/medline PY - 1998/7/15/entrez SP - 631 EP - 3 JF - Anales espanoles de pediatria JO - An Esp Pediatr VL - 48 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to determine the tolerance to kangaroo care in the delivery room. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We have studied 651 normal full term newborn infants delivered in our hospital during an 8 month period. Immediately after birth, the newborn infants were dried and placed in skin-to-skin contact between their mother's breasts. They remained in kangaroo care in the delivery room, during transportation to the post-partum area and in their room as long as two hours. The kangaroo care duration, the infant's post-kangaroo care axillary temperature, the mother's and infant's attitudes and the type of newborn feeding were recorded. RESULTS: Of the patients studied, 533 (82%) were put in skin-to-skin contact and the kangaroo care lasted 49 +/- 23 min (mean +/- SD). Eighty-percent of the mothers had decided previously to breastfeed their child. The post-kangaroo care axillary temperature was > or = 36 degrees C in 96% of the newborns and it was proportional to the kangaroo care duration (r = 0.31, p < 0.0001; IC 95%; beta = 0.0038-0.0068). During kangaroo care, most of the mothers looked at their child and were happy, although 21% felt tired. Almost all infants (98.5%) stayed awake. The newborn infants who spontaneously did the first breastfeeding during the skin-to-skin contact remained more time in kangaroo care (60 +/- 22 vs 36 +/- 17 minutes; p < 0.0001). If the infant remained more than 50 minutes in kangaroo care, he had nearly 8 times more probability of breastfeeding spontaneously (odds ratio = 7.73; IC 95%: OR = 4.02-15.1). CONCLUSIONS: We recommend kangaroo care in the delivery room as a safe and well tolerated method for mothers and newborn infants which contributes to their well-being. In order to improve breastfeeding and the newborn's temperature, we recommend that the infant remains more than 50 minutes in kangaroo care. SN - 0302-4342 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9662849/[Kangaroo_method_in_delivery_room_for_full_term_babies]_ L2 - https://ClinicalTrials.gov/search/term=9662849 [PUBMED-IDS] DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -