A lovely snapshot shows a 5-year-old helping his father care for preterm twin sisters “skin-to-skin”. The iconic image was uploaded by the Danish Facebook page “Parents and birth in Denmark” three years ago.
Preterm babies are placed on their parents’ bare chests for “skin-to-skin” or “Kangaroo care” warmth. Premature newborns benefit from sedatives’ pain relief. National Institute of Health research demonstrate it lowers premature newborn discomfort.
Scandinavian maternity institutions have increased premature baby survival from 30% to 70% using this strategy. A father holds one child on his chest as a 5-year-old cradles the second twin, providing a tranquil and bonding moment.
Simple and efficient, the photo helps premature newborns heal and grow. Skin-to-skin contact improves babies’ breathing, tranquility, and weight gain, claims Swedish Professor Uwe Ewald. Also lowers significant infection risk.
A touching photo shows how “skin-to-skin” care helps premature babies and their families. A simple but effective treatment for critically developing neonates is beautiful and crucial to viewers.