International KMC day is May 15th. It is high time that neonatal units started to review how they are implementing KMC and in particular ensuring Zero separation for mothers and babies.

Last year an article was published on the Benefits of commencing immediate continuous KMC even in unstable babies.

This research was so impactful that the study was stopped early and many units have already started implementing its recommendations.

Another article has just been published which looks practically how to implement Immediate KMC. It describes experiences and outcomes with mother-newborn care units in India, and provides a basis to change national policies to keep mothers and small and sick newborns together.

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