100 Days of Kangaroo Care: Empower A Mom to Hold Her Baby
Join us as we count down the 100 Days to National Kangaroo Awareness Day May 15th.
Love for Lily is partnering with the Zaky Company to give 100 Zaky Zaks to families so that moms and dads can more safely and confidently hold their babies.
Why is Kangaroo Care (skin-to-skin )Important:
- increased blood flow to the brain
- improved heart rate and breathing rate (vitals)
- reduced stress
- better sleep
- keeps babies warmer
- improves lactation for moms and helps to promote better breastfeeding
- encourages parent infant bonding.
Holding a tiny and/or ventilated babies can be intimidating and therefore reduces the instances of Kangaroo Care in the smallest NICU babes! The Zaky Zak is engineered to secure your baby against your chest so that Kangaroo time becomes all about bonding and benefits rather than frustration and fear.
For families currently in the NICU, the Zaky Company has created a free app you can download to help you keep track of your Kangaroo hours easily.
Make sure you join us for our virtual support group
Get Involved: Buy a Zaky for a Love for Lily family or make a donation to our 100 Day campaign so that we can provide 100 families with a Zaky