The Effect of Kangaroo Mother Care on Increasing the Body Weight in Infants with Low Birth Weight: A Meta-Analysis


  • Anggun Fitri Handayani Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Yulia Lanti Retno Dewi Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret
  • Eti Poncorini Pamungkasari Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret


Background: Low Birth Weight (LBW) is a condition of babies born weighing <2,500 grams regardless of gestational age. Stabilization of the general condition is an important thing to do during the treatment period, there are several treatments for LBW babies, namely standard care with an incubator, monitoring nutritional intake and doing kangaroo mother care. This study aims to analyze the effect of kangaroo mother care on weight gain in LBW infants, with a meta-analysis of primary studies conducted by previous authors.

Subjects and Method: This study is a systematic review and meta-analysis with the following PICO, population: infants with low birth weight. Intervention: Kangaroo Mother Care. Comparison: Conventional Method Care. Outcome: weight gain. The articles used in this study were obtained from three databases, namely Google Scholar, Pubmed, Science Direct and Springerlink. Keywords to search for articles


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Handayani, A. F., Dewi, Y. L. R., & Pamungkasari, E. P. (2021). The Effect of Kangaroo Mother Care on Increasing the Body Weight in Infants with Low Birth Weight: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 6(6), 707–718. Retrieved from