Twenty-year follow-up of kangaroo mother care versus traditional care Academic Article


  • Pediatrics


  • Copyright © 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is a multifaceted intervention for preterm and low birth weight infants and their parents. Short- and mid-term benefits of KMC on survival, neurodevelopment, breastfeeding, and the quality of mother-infant bonding were documented in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) conducted in Colombia from 1993 to 1996. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the persistence of these results in young adulthood. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, a total of 494 (69%) of the 716 participants of the original RCT known to be alive were identified; 441 (62% of the participants in the original RCT) were re-enrolled, and results for the 264 participants weighing

publication date

  • 2017/1/1


  • Breast Feeding
  • Colombia
  • Kangaroo-Mother Care Method
  • Low Birth Weight Infant
  • Mothers
  • Object Attachment
  • Parents
  • Premature Birth
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Survival

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-4005