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Kangaroo Mother Care and the Bonding Hypothesis

PEDIATRICS Vol. 102 No. 2 August 1998, p. e17

Réjean Tessier*, Marta Cristo, Stella Velez, Marta Girón, SW; Zita Figueroa de Calume, Juan G. Ruiz-Paláez, Yves Charpak, and Nathalie Charpak

From the *School of Psychology, Laval University, Québec, Canada; ISS-World Lab, Kangaroo Mother Care Program, Clinica del Nino, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia; - Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Javeriana University, Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia; and EVAL (Institut pour l'Évaluation dans le domaine Médical, Médico-social et de Santé Publique), Paris, France.


Differences in Hospital Stay and Need of NICU Patterns from Birth to Term by Intervention Groups (KMC vs TC) and Birth Weight Categories

Weight Stay in Hospital (days) Stay in NICU (days)
TC (<UNL>&plus;SD</UNL>) KMC (<UNL>&plus;SD</UNL>) TC (<UNL>&plus;SD</UNL>) KMC (<UNL>&plus;SD</UNL>)
<1201 g 40.0  ± 10.5 35.5  ± 17.0 7.2  ± 0.0 8.9  ± 14.1
1201 g-1500 g 26.9  ± 14.0 20.2  ± 8.8 2.6  ± 6.4 1.9  ± 4.1
1501 g-1800 g 10.0  ± 9.2 10.7  ± 7.8 .56  ± 2.0 1.8  ± 4.4
>1800 g 6.2  ± 7.6 6.7  ± 7.1 .34  ± 1.5 1.1  ± 4.9
Pediatrics (ISSN 0031 4005). © 1998 by the American Academy of Pediatrics


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