Mother and Baby Friendly Care

Mother and Baby Friendly Care takes readers through the modern, more humane approach to perinatal care, including natural childbirth and kangaroo mother care.

It covers:

  • mother-friendly care in pregnancy
  • a modern approach to normal labour;
  • kangaroo mother care (skin-to-skin care) of infants
  • encouraging breastfeeding
  • a baby-friendly nursery.

This balanced and up-to-date guide to common and important clinical conditions can be used as a training course or as a reference manual for professionals and students.

  • Full title: Mother and Baby Friendly Care: Best practice for healthcare professionals
  • Author(s): Perinatal Education Programme
  • Print ISBN: 978-1-920218-24-9
  • Reflowable ebook ISBN: 978-1-920218-98-0
  • PDF-ebook ISBN: 978-1-920218-56-0

About the series editor

A previous head of neonatal medicine at UCT, David Woods consulted to UNICEF and the WHO, and is developing distance-learning courses and innovative, power-free medical devices for health professionals in under-resourced countries.


We acknowledge all the participants of Primary Newborn Care courses who have made suggestions and offered constructive criticism. It is only through constant feedback from colleagues and participants that the content of Perinatal Education Programme courses can be improved.

Funding towards this publication was generously provided by Eduhealthcare.

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