Dr Nils Bergman is one of the leading researchers on Kangaroo Mother Care or Skin to Skin Contact. He regards maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact as a first and critical intervention in perinatology, with broad public health impacts and implications as well as the neurological pre-requisite to successful breastfeeding, with neonatal and obstetric care re-orienting its purpose to maintaining the integrity of the mother-infant dyad.
Dr Bergman explains in a clear and understandable way the basics of developmental neuroscience, providing insights that have immediate application in improving the quality of neonatal care. Epigenetics is not just a “hot topic” in research, Dr Bergman makes it relevant clinical practice. “Evolutionary biology” sounds irrelevant, but has surprising and immediate applications to quality of care. The common denominator for epigenetics, neuroscience and biology is “adaptation to environment”, and Dr Bergman provides the scientific rationale that the mother is the “environment”, and maternal-infant skin-to-skin contact is the practical expression of this.
Are you already doing skin to skin care at your facility?
Fantastic! Then your next step must be to come and hear Dr Bergman. He was the first person in the world to use it 100% instead of incubators, with increased survival! He has advanced concepts, practices and techniques based on 25 years of experience and research. He will inspire you to be better still.
Who should attend this summit?
Health Care Providers, MD’s, DO’s, NP’s, PA’s, NICU/Pediatric/L&D/Mother-Baby Nurses, IBCLC's, Midwives, Clinic Nurses, WIC/Public Health Nurses, Hospital/Nursing Administra on, Birth and Postpartum Doulas, Childbirth Educators, Social Workers, LaLache League Leaders, Birth and Breasteeding Advocates