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Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) is a method of helping premature and low-birth-weight newborns to survive and experience quality care from their own mothers (or fathers), with or without intensive care. Mostly used in developing countries, it increases the small baby’s chances for survival through prolonged skin-to-skin contact, exclusive breastfeeding and increased interaction with the parents. Through this intervention, hospitals lacking in equipment and resources are able to improve outcomes and send patients home faster and safer, while also reducing cost of care for the family and the institution.