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Kangaroo hugs on the Neonatal Unit

Last month the Neonatal team at Milton Keynes University Hospital joined clinicians around the world to celebrate Kangaroo Care Day

Named Kangaroo Care after the way Kangaroos keep their babies in their pouch.

Kangaroo Care Day celebrates skin-to-skin contact when a baby is placed against the parent’s chest.

Skin-to-skin contact helps parents feel closer to their baby and is particularly important for the wellbeing of babies in the Neonatal Unit. It also has many more benefits including:

Thanks to donations received to Milton Keynes Hospital Charity. Our neonatal unit the team was able to celebrate Kangaroo Care Day in style.

Donations for the unit allowed us to purchase the items needed by the team to create a wonderful Kangaroo Care Bundle, with lots of information about skin-to-skin, a large super soft muslin blanket, a small kangaroo keepsake and a copy of ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ to read during the skin-to-skin.

The gift bundles were greatfully received by the families with babies on the unit who spent the day celebrating kangaroo care with lots of cuddles with their little ones.

If you would like to help us continue supporting our littlest patients and their families please donate to the Neonatal Unit: https://mkhcharity.enthuse.com/donate or email fundraising@mkuh.nhs.uk to find out more.