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Sparrow RNICU Is Jumping with Kangaroo-A-Thon to Promote Skin-to-Skin with Babies

Michigan Business Beat
May 17, 2019 4:00 PM

IMG_9528 (2) Sparrow RNICU once again is jumping with Kangaroo-A-Thon to promote skin-to-skin with babies

Never heard of a Kangaroo-A-Thon? Sparrow’s award-winning Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) is holding a Kangaroo-A-Thon to promote kangaroo care, or skin-to-skin. It’s a way to encourage parents to hold babies skin-to-skin for as long and as often as possible.

An RNICU leader and a mom whose baby has benefited from skin-to-skin were on hand May 15th to speak about this year's Kangaroo-A-Thon and why skin-to-skin is so important. 

The benefits of skin to skin are numerous, from allowing babies to grow and gain weight faster to doing better with breastfeeding and improved sleep. An RNICU leader and a mom whose baby has benefited from skin-to-skin will be available to speak to media about the Kangaroo-A-Thon and why skin-to-skin is so important.

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Sparrow, a member of the prestigious Mayo Clinic Care Network, is mid-Michigan’s premier health care organization that includes hospitals in Lansing, St. Johns, Ionia and Carson City as well as Physicians Health Plan, Sparrow Care Network, Sparrow Medical Group and the Michigan Athletic Club. Sparrow is affiliated with Michigan State University’s three human health colleges. Through these partnerships and the dedication of our 10,000 Caregivers, Sparrow pursues a vision to be nationally recognized as a leader in quality and Patient experience. For more information, visit Sparrow.org..

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