There's a saying:  "A picture is worth a thousand words".

Another    "Seeing is believing" !!

In these photo essays we try to convey the reality and practicality of the theory described in ABOUT KMC

 

Manama Story - describes how Jill and Nils first began KMC in 1988, In Zimbabwe.
The key that made babies survive much better was to start skin-to-skin on mother at birth - this stabilised them best.

Stohm's story - was a real time photo essay following a 770g baby born in Cape Town, and comes in three installments:
   Stohm's story - a premie's journey
   Stohm's story - premies can breastfeed
   Stohm's story - skin-to-skin to grow and go

Peter's story - SIZE DOES NOT MATTER
These photos are from Uppsala, Sweden; Peter was 520 grams when he staretd skin-to-skin contact.

Jakob's story - TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT MATTER
Also from Uppsala: no matter how much technology, or how sick, skin-to-skin contact is the best place to care for preterm babies

Anna's story - UNDISTURBED SLEEP IS ESSENTIAL
Again from Uppsala: firm contact rather than touch is calming and regulating for preterm babies.

Erik's story - SICKNESS DOES NOT MATTER
This is a fullterm child with jaundice due to unknown illness: skin-to-skin contact is still the best place.

Hilda has jaundice - SKIN-TO-SKIN AND PHOTOTHERAPY
There are many ways of combining phototherapy and skin-to-skin contact - and even with breastfeeding.

Natural Way story
Key messages summarised from the DVD.

Why Kangaroo?
Not everybody has seen a kangaroo !!  See here the parallels between kangaroos and Kangaroo Mother Care.