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NICU: Resources and Links for Families

NICU App from March of Dimes

What is Kangaroo Care?

Kangaroo Care is a way of holding a preterm or full term infant so that there is skin-to-skin contact between the baby and the parent. It is a great way for baby to bond with parents. Other advantages are that it increases mom’s breast milk production, helps to stabilize vital signs, provides warmth, and reduces the risk of infection. If you are interested in learning more about this practice, please speak your baby’s nurse.



MedlinePlus is a free, public resource that provides reliable and up-to-date health information for patients, their families, and caretakers. The articles are written in easily understandable, non-technical language. Many resources available in Spanish, Chinese, and other languages.

To begin searching MedlinePlus: enter a keyword(s) in the box below, for example, "premature babies". For additional help, ask your librarian.


Helpful Website Links for Families

** information available in Spanish

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