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UK Children’s Hospital nurses utilize ‘Kangaroo Care’ to protect bond between mother, new born

By Elizabeth Adams Special to KyForward With her tiny body too vulnerable to withstand the world outside her mother’s womb, infant Emma Lewis continued to grow and develop inside an incubator during the first four days of her life. But the life-preserving incubator at Kentucky Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) also separated Emma from her mother’s nurturing touch, which...