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16:51 Aug 30, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: kangaroo care
Our Level II NICU cares for newborn infants who are critically ill and require intense monitoring and interventions. Developmental care, kangaroo care, and breastfeeding support are all important aspects of the delivery care to the infants cared for in the NICU.
Judy Rojas
Chile
Local time: 01:40
Spanish translation:See below
Explanation:
Kangaroo care is given to premature babies in the hospital. I quote from the web page listed below. There is more on that page.
" The babies were dying of infections and respiratory problems as well as lack of attention paid to them by a bonded parent. "Kangaroo care" for these infants evolved out of necessity. Mothers of premature infants were given their babies to hold twenty-four hours a day-they slept with them and tucked them under their clothing as if in a kangaroo's pouch. If a baby needed oxygen, it was administered under an oxygen hood placed on the mother's chest."...
"In the United States, the few hospitals that regularly use kangaroo care protocols have mothers or fathers "wear" their babies for two to three hours per day, skin-to-skin. The baby is naked except for a diaper, and something must cover his or her back--either the parent's clothing or a receiving blanket folded in fourths. The baby is in a mostly upright position against the parent's chest."
Sorry it is so long.
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Robert Anderson
Local time: 22:40
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Summary of answers provided
4método madre canguro
María Croxcatto
nacontacto materno, calor maternoJesús Paredes
naSee belowRobert Anderson
naComentario adicional
Elinor Thomas
nacanguros
Elinor Thomas


  

Answers


19 mins
canguros


Explanation:
En USA (en Argentina no existe una figura similar) se denomina canguros a las estudiantes universitarias que cuidan niños.
Ojo, no confundir con las babysitters. Canguros son estudiantes universitarias.

Saludos :)
Elinor

Elinor Thomas
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Spanish
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22 mins
Comentario adicional


Explanation:
Tengo entendido que las estudiantes canguro, viven en casas de familia y cambian cuidado de la casa/niños por alojamiento y comida (seguramente alguien que viva en USA podrá dar mayores detalles). No sé cómo funciona una canguro en una unidad hospitalaria.

Saludos again! :)

Elinor Thomas
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1 hr
See below


Explanation:
Kangaroo care is given to premature babies in the hospital. I quote from the web page listed below. There is more on that page.
" The babies were dying of infections and respiratory problems as well as lack of attention paid to them by a bonded parent. "Kangaroo care" for these infants evolved out of necessity. Mothers of premature infants were given their babies to hold twenty-four hours a day-they slept with them and tucked them under their clothing as if in a kangaroo's pouch. If a baby needed oxygen, it was administered under an oxygen hood placed on the mother's chest."...
"In the United States, the few hospitals that regularly use kangaroo care protocols have mothers or fathers "wear" their babies for two to three hours per day, skin-to-skin. The baby is naked except for a diaper, and something must cover his or her back--either the parent's clothing or a receiving blanket folded in fourths. The baby is in a mostly upright position against the parent's chest."
Sorry it is so long.



    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:www.midwiferytoday.com/...
Robert Anderson
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2 hrs
contacto materno, calor materno


Explanation:
No conozco un término en español pero creo que "contacto materno" o "calor materno" podrían servir. Saludos.

Jesús Paredes
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método madre canguro


Explanation:
As provided by the OMS.


    Reference: http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/maternal_...
María Croxcatto
Argentina
Local time: 01:40
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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