WHO recommendations

The World Health Organization launches recommendations for care of the preterm or low birth weight infant

More than 1 in 10 babies are born too early each year. Complications of preterm births cause around 1 million child deaths annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched new evidence-based recommendations to improve the care of preterm or low birth weight babies. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) and human milk feeding are among the top 25 recommendations for improving the survival, health and well-being of these babies. Learn more about the recommendations here.