IJSRP, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2019 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Md. Shameem Ahmed, Suzon Ahmed, Biplob Kumar Biswas, Md. Abdullah Al Mamun
Preterm low birth weight (LBW) babies are unable to control their body temperature and are at greater risk of illness. Conventional neonatal care of LBW babies is expensive and needs both trained personnel and permanent logistic support like the incubator, warmer etc. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a special way of caring for low birth weight babies has three main components- (a) thermal care through continuous skin to skin contact (b) support for exclusive breastfeeding (c) early recognition and response to complication.