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Baby R

Born prematurely and weighing a mere 887g at birth, baby R was resilient against the struggles she continued to face daily. Marilyn had kangaroo cared for baby R at the hospital before her arrival at the Atlantic Hope nursery. Newborns, especially premature infants, need the warmth of skin to skin contact to develop healthily. At the time of discharge, she weighed 1860g and was feeding on only 40ml of milk every 2 hours. Although her stay was short Baby R’s progress in gaining weight was significant and needed no medical attention while in our care. She is now in a more permanent home.