Many of us have probably heard about the miraculous story of Kate Ogg and her baby in Australia, who witnessed a miracle that saw a newborn baby come back to life 2 hours after being declared dead by use of the “Kangaroo Care Method”.
It is a story that could bring tears to the eyes of the most cold-hearted; Kate Ogg gave birth to premature twins, Emily survived, Jamie was declared dead.
However, the mother decided not to give up, she held the baby against her bare skin.
Long minutes later, the little baby stirred showing his first signs of life! Then the mother offered some breast milk on a finger and then two hours later, he opened his eyes!
Kangaroo care is a technique practiced on newborn, usually preterm, infants wherein the infant is held, skin-to-skin, with an adult keeping the baby warm, stimulated and secure.
This sort of care is also seen to lessen rates of infection, and illness, help the baby sleep well and also reduce the risk of hypothermia. There is also greater maternal satisfaction and confidence by virtue of this method, and it also increases the chances of the baby being breast fed exclusively.