kangaroo care

kangaroo care

noun
a method of caring for a premature baby in which the baby is periodically held against a parent's bare chest.
Also called kangarooing [kang-guh-roo-ing] .
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Main Entry:  kangaroo care
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  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
Example:  Kangaroo care seems to help premature babies by somewhat mimicking being in the womb.
Usage:  kangaroo v
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