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