Javon Bea’s NICU department announces the results of its participation in a Kangaroo-A-Thon.
Kangaroo care is a form of holding a baby on a parent’s chest.
Families that participated cuddled their children for a total of about 140 hours over two weeks. That’s eight hours more than last year.
Experts say kangaroo care is extremely important in the growth and development of babies, particularly preterm babies.
Studies also show this can help mothers decrease the risk of postpartum depression.