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MemorialCare teaches and encourages Kangaroo Care, which has been shown to have a significant impact on survival and growth rates and can decrease the number of days in the hospital. Skin-to-skin care involves placing a diaper-clad, premature infant in an upright position on a parent’s bare chest – tummy to tummy – with the infant’s head turned so that the ear is above the parent’s heart. Kangaroo Care is safe and beneficial even if the infant is connected to high-tech equipment.