Obstetric care providers at the Community Health Centers of Burlington create, implement, and coordinate resources to help support parents through pregnancy, delivery, and child rearing. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the accessibility of existing resources, exacerbating the need for creative support of prenatal learning, breastfeeding, and postpartum socialization. Regular skin-to-skin contact between newborn infants and their parents is a low-cost, low-risk intervention with demonstrated benefits to breastfeeding, infant and parent physiology, emotional health, and bonding. This project aimed to establish antenatal informational resources for providers and expectant parents about the potential benefits of skin-to-skin care in the community setting.
Community Health Centers of Burlington - Riverside Health Center
Vermont, Kangaroo care, Skin-to-skin, Breastfeeding, Postpartum depression, Community education
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Dunne, Emma, "Kangaroo Care in the Community: Creating antenatal informational resources for providers and expectant parents" (2021). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 678.