Mothers' response on Kangaroo Mother Care intervention for preterm infants
AbstractBackground The low birth weight still remains the main cause
of neonatal deaths. Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) program can
provide a better care for low birth weight newborn infants through
Objective The aim of this study was to assess factors and
responses from mothers that would influence the re-introduction
and re-implementation of KMC at neonatology ward, Cipto
Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta.
Methods This was a prospective preliminary study using
questionnaires, to mothers oflow birth weight infants who would
undergo KMC in neonatal ward.
Results Most mothers felt sad, guilty, worried, afraid and not
confident when they first saw their babies, thus, they were initially
doubtful and afraid in the beginning of KMC. But, after KMC
was implemented, most of the mothers found positive effects
on mother-infant bonding, maternal affection in love or touch,
breastfeeding and mother's confidence in newborn care.
Conclusions KMC provides benefits for mothers. Most mothers
yield positive response when implementing KMC program to their
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