Fernando Lamy Filho; Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva; Zeni Carvalho Lamy; Maria Auxiliadora Sousa Mendes Gomes; Maria Elizabeth Lopes Moreira; Grupo de Avaliação do Método Canguru; Rede Brasileira de Pesquisas Neonatais
J Pediatr (Rio J). 2008;84(5):428-435
Objective: To evaluate the results of the kangaroo mother method in Brazil.
Methods: A prospective cohort study comparing 16 units that have or do not have the second phase of the kangaroo mother method: eight were national centers of excellence for the kangaroo mother method (study group) and eight were part of the Brazilian Neonatal Research Network (control group). A total of 985 newborn infants with birth weights of 500 to 1,749 g were enrolled.
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