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    Default Skin-to-skin’ fad blamed for deaths of babies

    It was not possible to copy the original article, but it's possible to read it at this link:
    I found the only similar story online and link to it here.
    - Islander

    Apr 14, 2016

    ... The claim is based on the experience of a hospital in Perth that has seen some cases of neonatal suffocation after mothers who were performing skin to skin care fell asleep and rolled onto their newborn. This “fad” they say is attributable as the cause of death. Before looking into whether there is any basis for such a claim it may be worth exploring whether Kangaroo Care (KC) otherwise known as Skin to Skin (STS) care is effective. The irony is not lost on me either that safety of Kangaroo Care is being challenged in Australia…

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    Default Re: Skin-to-skin’ fad blamed for deaths of babies

    I had to look up the term "postmenstrual age."
    Postmenstrual age is the time elapsed between the first day of the last menstrual period and birth (gestational age) plus the time elapsed after birth (chronological age). ... “Corrected age” (or “adjusted age”) is a term most appropriately used to describe children up to 3 years of age who were born preterm.
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