The freezing Tibetan Plateau in Zaduo, China, is one of the most remote places in the world. At 12,000 feet and above, hypothermia can easily lead to the death of any fragile preemie or low-birth-weight infant born to a Tibetan yak herder family.
However, hypothermia can be avoided through kangaroo mother care (KMC). With no roads in the area and transport only by horseback, traditional birth attendants are vital! ADRA will train these birth attendants with skills in KMC, which provides continuous skin-to-skin contact by wrapping the babies to their mothers. This method maintains an ideal temperature, soothes the baby, strengthens bonding, and promotes breast-feeding.
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