#WorldPrematurity: Day #NurturingCare :

Nurturing Care ensures the best start in life & will help babies survive & thrive.

Simple, cost-effective ways to promote developmentally supportive care: gentle touch, skin-to-skin care, #kangaroocare, early #breastfeeding, age-appropriate stimulation and interaction, protection from noise and bright light, or nesting.

Zero separation maintains infant-parent unity and protects the family bond.

Empower fathers to participate in Nurturing Care and be included in the family unit in facilities.

Ensure communication between health providers and families on preterm babies’ special needs, and provide physical and emotional support to the family.

Partnership between health providers and parents is necessary to provide Nurturing Care, and improves outcomes for babies.

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