Head - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Santa Croce Hospital, Moncalieri (Turin)
"Since May 2012, the Department of Pediatrics-Neonatal Intensive Care of the Santa Croce Hospital in Moncalieri, which I manage, has started a collaboration with MHUG aimed at implementing and facilitating Baby Carrier Therapy in our department. The project consists of a training for the operators of the NICU and the supply of specific bands for premature babies in bamboo fiber designed together with MHUG on the basis of the indications provided by us. MHUG has accepted our proposals with enthusiasm and has produced new bands that facilitate skin-to-skin contact between mother and child. The mothers have accepted and liked them and, therefore, we have been using them routinely since mid-August. In the ward, we encourage the practice of baby carrier therapy from the first days of life of premature babies, as soon as the clinical conditions of the babies allow it".