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kangaroo care

noun
1.
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] /ˌkæŋ gəˈru ɪŋ/ (Show IPA).
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noun

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

Examples

Kangaroo care seems to help premature babies by somewhat mimicking being in the womb.

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