30. Can parents of multiples participate in skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care?

Mothers and fathers of multiples should be encouraged to participate in skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care as soon as medically possible for the infants in the NICU. Some parents eventually give skin-to-skin care with more than one infant at a time. Skin-to-skin care helps a mother’s breast milk come in, and both parents are strongly encourage to participate since this is often quite helpful in building a strong bond with each of the babies before being discharged from the hospital.

 

Resources

The MOST Infant Multiples Booklet explains the benefits of skin-to-skin (kangaroo) care and considerations to discuss with your health care team.


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