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Promoting kangaroo cuddles in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Encouraging skin-to-skin cuddling provides benefits for parents and babies in the hospital environment

When Naminata Sylla’s first-born son Yannis was born premature at 27 weeks and 2 days old in February 2016, he required a multitude of machines and wires to keep him stable. “The first week, was very hard. I wasn’t able to hold him because he was too fragile,” says Naminata.

Patient stories

Listening to her belt out a song, you’d never know 22-year-old Kaila Picard was once more familiar with the halls of The Montreal Children’s Hospital than singing in front of a live audience -- but the young songstress knows what it’s like to be in and out of the hospital as a child.