NICU babies celebrate Mother’s Day in touching photo shoot

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NICU Babies Celebrate Mother’s Day In Touching Photo Shoot

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The neonatal intensive care unit at a Missouri hospital is helping mothers and their newborns mark Mother’s Day.

St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, with the help of the March of Dimes, is providing families of NICU babies with photos of the moms and babies in the middle of skin-to-skin bonding, also called kangaroo care.

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The technique helps cement the bond between mother and baby. It also helps both mom and baby by lessening stress for both, and helps babies with weight gain and brain development.

For more on the March of Dimes, click here.

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