[The Conversation Africa] “Kangaroo mother care” is widely acknowledged as a helpful method in caring for small and preterm infants. It makes a vital contribution to their survival, well-being and development. Developed in 1978 by Colombian paediatrician Edgar Ray, kangaroo care involves continuous skin-to-skin contact on the mother’s chest to keep the baby warm, increase breastfeeding frequency, and aid in recognising danger signs of illness.AllAfrica News: Latest